BETHESDA, Md. — Energy efficiency upgrades to 13 U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) buildings in Michigan will generate more than $3.9 million in savings to taxpayers, as part of a GSA contract awarded to Green Generation Solutions LLC (GreenGen). The contract — valued at more than $1 million — provides for the design and implementation of energy conservation measures and ongoing energy management services at federal buildings in seven Michigan locations, including Ann Arbor, Flint, Saginaw, and four major federal facility locations in Detroit.
“By retrofitting federal facilities, GreenGen is helping reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gases, which supports President Obama’s vision for protecting the environment,” said Brad Dockser, CEO, GreenGen. “We are excited to partner with GSA in Michigan to deliver significant energy and cost savings.”
Through a comprehensive energy savings performance contract (ESPC) from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP), the base cost of the project is determined by the energy savings guaranteed by GreenGen, allowing for the implementation of energy conservation measures. The scope of the project includes upgrades to HVAC systems and controls, and high-efficiency LED lighting upgrades, to reduce energy consumption. The energy conservation measures in this project are expected to reduce electricity consumption by approximately 68 percent for these upgraded measures.
GreenGen’s various energy conservation measures include installing more than 1,500 interior and exterior LED lamp and fixture retrofits across the Michigan facilities; overhauling/repairing a water-side economizer with upgraded valves and variable frequency drives at the Federal Building at 985 Michigan Avenue in Detroit; and upgrading the building envelope with solar film at the Social Security Administration facility in Saginaw.
The project will be paid for using cost savings generated by the project. Savings in electricity and gas consumption over the next six years will be applied as payments to finance the ESPC project, meaning there is no direct cost to the government, and additional cost savings will be achieved every year beyond 2021.
“The efficiencies we are bringing to the GSA facilities in Michigan through the ESPC program will benefit not only taxpayers but also the environment,” said Colonel (Ret.) Rick Gonder, GreenGen’s director of government contracting. In fact, the ESPC will guarantee first year savings of more than $151,000 and provide for more than $3.9 million in energy savings over the next 20 years.
FEMP’s ESPC ENABLE program provides a standardized and streamlined process for small federal facilities to install targeted energy conservation measures in under six months. Projects are administered through the GSA Federal Supply Schedule 84, Special Identification Number (SIN) 246-53 using a set of pre-established procurement and technical tools. “The U.S. government is the largest single user of energy, and we look forward to helping government agencies reduce energy and save taxpayers’ money. The GSA Schedule 84 ESPC ENABLE program is a great way to achieve both and operate in the green,” said Dockser.
For more information, visit www.greengenerationsolutions.com.
Publication date: 12/5/2016