Welcome to the ESPC Campaign!

The Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC) Campaign engages public sector building owners across the municipal and state governments, universities and colleges, schools, and hospitals (MUSH) market and other market stakeholders to support and encourage the use of ESPC and expand the adoption of best practices to achieve significant energy, environmental, and cost savings benefits. The goal is for participants to collectively achieve $1 billion in measured and verified savings.

Through U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) technical assistance, peer knowledge sharing, and recognition of model approaches and savings achievements, the ESPC Campaign works with partners to:

  • Increase awareness of the benefits of using performance contracting to increase efficiency, modernize public buildings, reduce utility expenses, and meet lead-by-example goals.
  • Build ESPC knowledge and technical capacity and expand the adoption of best practices.
  • Maximize the impact of funding and financing resources for sustainable, long-term impacts and results.
  • Demonstrate and document measured and verified energy and cost savings and other realized benefits.
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With ESPC, facility owners can pay for today's facility upgrades with tomorrow's energy savings.

Learn more about ESPC here.

    How Can I Get Involved?

    The ESPC Campaign provides two partnership pathways: Participants and Supporters. Enrollment is open now. Sign up to join by emailing ESPCcampaign@hq.doe.gov. ESPC Campaign program activities kick-off in January 2024.


    Public sector agencies and building owners who are seeking to establish or improve an ESPC program or implement an ESPC project are welcome to join the ESPC Campaign as Participants. Participants gain full access to campaign resources and technical assistance, connect with peers, and earn recognition for achievements. Participants have two ways to join:

    Campaign Leader

    Campaign Leaders are State Energy Offices or other agencies and organizations ready to establish, strengthen, and/or expand state specific programs to support public institutions in utilizing ESPC. Campaign Leaders recruit participants to the ESPC Campaign and draw on their unique abilities to work with ESPC Champions to tackle barriers, adopt best practices, meet local requirements, and demonstrate impact.

    ESPC Champion

    ESPC Champions are state, local, educational, and other public sector organizations that are, or are interested in, implementing an ESPC project. ESPC Champions leverage DOE and Campaign Leader technical assistance, connect with like-minded peers, adopt best practices in their performance contracts, and demonstrate their progress and results to their communities.


    Private sector allies and other market stakeholders (e.g., energy service companies, engineers, consultants, financial institutions, utilities, energy efficiency organizations) ready to promote the goals of the ESPC Campaign and share their expertise with Participants are welcome to join the ESPC Campaign as Supporters. Campaign Supporters gain access to campaign resources, educational and networking opportunities, and receive recognition for their support.

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