DENVER — McKinstry has begun work on several energy savings projects for the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) that will address aging infrastructure needs, reduce energy waste, and save money at federally-owned facilities across six states in the GSA Rocky Mountain Region.

McKinstry is one of 16 energy service companies (ESCOs) prequalified to provide energy services to the federal government. GSA’s Rocky Mountain Region awarded a contract to McKinstry that included auditing more than 5.8 million square feet of building space, resulting in energy conservation measures now being implemented in 22 buildings.

The energy conservation measures are expected to save the federal government more than $15 million in energy costs and help avoid more than $3 million in operating expenditures for the duration of the program. These savings will be measured and verified by McKinstry for a 20-year performance period.

Many of the building retrofits will occur concurrently. To manage simultaneous deliveries in multiple states, McKinstry will draw on resources from offices across the country. “We’re a collaborative company,” said Tom Bowen, regional director. “Leveraging multiple McKinstry offices is how we are able to provide a low-cost and high-value project to the GSA.”

As the largest landowner in the United States, the federal government sets an example by actively improving the energy efficiency of its facilities.

“McKinstry’s systems approach to energy reductions closely aligns with the government’s proactive stance on energy efficiency,” said Ash Awad, vice president of energy services. “We’re proud to help the GSA save money for the American taxpayer and reduce energy waste.”

McKinstry is a design-build-operate-and-maintain (DBOM) firm specializing in consulting, construction, energy, and facility services. The company employs more than 1,800 professional staff and tradespeople throughout the Pacific Northwest, Rocky Mountain, West, Midwest, and Southwest regions of the United States with operations in more than 15 states. For more information, visit

Publication date: 4/7/2014

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