eProject eXpress (ePX) provides a streamlined, tailored pathway for state and local governments to document, track, and demonstrate the ongoing value of their energy savings performance contracting (ESPC) projects and programs.
Leveraging the established eProject Builder (ePB) platform—a robust online energy project data management system—ePX unlocks new capabilities to meet the unique data management and reporting needs of the municipal and state governments, universities and colleges, schools, and hospitals (MUSH) market.
Through its customized, streamlined, and secure functionality, ePX can significantly reduce MUSH market customers' costs and staff time associated with tracking ESPC project data and contractual documents. States can also leverage ePX's reporting functions to demonstrate how taxpayer dollars are being spent and the associated energy, environmental, and workforce impacts. The new suite of data entry and tracking features reinforces and illustrates the value and benefits of ESPC, which can help state and local governments unlock the estimated $66–208 billion facility energy retrofit investment opportunity remaining within the MUSH market (see Updated Estimates of the Remaining Market Potential of the U.S. ESCO Industry).
ePX is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and hosted by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL).
Discover how ePX can benefit state and local ESPC projects and programs.
Streamlined Pathway for State and Local Needs
- Quick, streamlined data entry by energy service companies (ESCOs).
- Easy report generation and retention for future use by owners.
- Free, secure web-based storage that protects customer data.
- Access to key ESPC project documents and data in perpetuity, reducing continuity challenges with staff transitions.
- State-level "rollup" reports enable users to compare their own project's results with aggregate ESPC project statistics across their state.
Successful Project Tracking
- Supports fulfillment of reporting requirements.
- Safeguards public interest and dollars.
- Flexible and customizable data collection fields allow users to document and track key metrics of their choosing.
- Built-in fields to document jobs created and environmental impacts.
- Support for measurement and verification plans to ensure energy savings and other benefits are achieved.
- Enables organizations to communicate the ongoing impact of their ESPC projects and programs.
- Demonstrates successes and progress towards goals, including utility and cost savings, emissions reductions, and job creation.
- Reinforces and illustrates the value and benefits of ESPC.
LBNL offers free monthly ePX training webinars, custom team or state-specific trainings by request, and free one-one-one technical support for transferring existing projects into ePX. Dates and registration links for upcoming webinars and slides are available through the ePX Help page.
More information about ePX and ESPC is available from the following resources:
- The ePX Help, Documentation, and Training webpage provides free resources to get you started.
- The ePX Fact Sheet provides an overview of ePX benefits and start-up steps.
- The ePX Security Features document details how ePX protects user data.
- The ePX Launch Webinar provides an overview and demonstration of ePX.
- The ESPC Toolkit provides guidance for measurement and verification best practices and other aspects of ESPC.
- The Performance Contracting National Resource Center is a DOE initiative to expand resources available for performance contracting at all levels of government.
Questions, comments, or feedback about ePX? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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