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Performance Contract to Cut Energy Use by 30 Percent at Appalachian State

Energy Savings Measures Will Be Installed in 28 Buildings Encompassing over 1.6 Million Square Feet

ARLINGTON, Va. — Pepco Energy Services Inc., a subsidiary of Pepco Holdings Inc., has signed a $16.3 million comprehensive energy savings performance contract (ESPC) with Appalachian State University.

Pepco Energy Services will install energy savings measures in 28 buildings that encompass over 1.6 million square feet. All of the equipment and system improvements will be paid from energy savings over the 13-year contract term. Energy savings measures include building automation controls, high-efficiency chillers and air handlers, geothermal heating and solar thermal water systems, building lighting including new LED lighting equipment, hot water conservation equipment, high-efficiency data center infrastructure, Dark Sky compliant campus lighting, and steam system improvements.

“Appalachian State University is very excited to have Pepco Energy Services back on campus for what we like to call Phase II of our ESPC efforts,” said Michael J. O'Connor, director of the physical plant at Appalachian State. “The university has been a leader in sustainability and reducing our energy use. Our first project with Pepco was instrumental in the campus reducing overall energy use by 30 percent. The next phase will be even more impressive as we aim to halve our energy use in our largest lab building that uses 20 percent of total campus energy. None of this would be possible without the support of our Pepco teammates.”

In addition, Pepco Energy will be providing ongoing measurement and verification and maintenance services over the contract term designed to enhance and assure project savings. The project will reduce Appalachian State University’s annual energy usage in the project buildings by 30 percent and its water usage by 24 percent. This project will have positive impacts on the environment, reducing CO2 emissions by 12.7 million pounds per year.

Pepco Energy Services began working with Appalachian State in 2008 and was selected for a $5.4 million energy savings project involving 13 campus buildings. With the successful conclusion of that project, Pepco Energy Services was awarded this Phase II project to help the university secure additional energy savings opportunities. “Pepco Energy Services is pleased to have been selected to assist Appalachian State University in improving its energy efficiency, reducing the university’s footprint on the environment, and promoting sustainability,” said Mark Kumm, chief operating officer for Pepco Energy Services.

For more information, visit www.pepcoenergy.com.

Publication date: 12/23/2013

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