College Signs $6.77 Million Energy Contract

Broward Community College, Broward County, FL, and Siemens signed a 10-year Performance Contract (PC) for more than $6.77 million toward facility improvements.

This is the second phase of a master plan to reduce energy consumption while addressing the operational and maintenance needs of all four campuses (North, Central, South, and Downtown).

Siemens will apply thermal energy storage measures to three of the four campuses, as well as the construction of new chiller plants at both the central and downtown campuses.

Completed in early 1998, Phase I of the plan totaled $3.2 million in improvements, which made Broward the first community college in the state of Florida to enter into a PC. Under the PC concept, the costs for improving an institution’s facilities and infrastructure are funded directly out of the project’s energy and operating savings.

Willis N. Holcombe, president of Broward Community College, says the performance results of Phase I provided the evidence the college’s management needed to move forward with Phase II.

“We have made major strides in improving the quality of our educational environment while realizing substantial operating savings, without capital outlay,” he says.

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to The NEWS Magazine

You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries

2015 ACCA Conference

Images from the 2015 ACCA Conference in Grapevine, Texas. Posted on April 8, 2015.


NEWSMakers: Mark Crockett
Mark Crockett vice president, Crockett Facilities Services, explains the importance of technician training, the value of being a top minority-owned company in the U.S., current projects the company is managing, and much more. Posted on April 24.
More Podcasts


NEWS 05-04-15 cover

2015 May 4

Check out the weekly edition of The NEWS today!

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Legislation and Regulation

What legislative/regulatory issue is most important to you as a HVAC business owner?
View Results Poll Archive


2015 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual!

More Products

Clear Seas Research


Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.


Magazine image
Register today for complete access to Get full access to the latest features, Extra Edition, and more.


facebook icontwitter iconyoutube iconLinkedIn i con