Energy Performance Contracting
What is Energy Performance Contracting?
Energy performance contracting is an agreement between a building owner (or facilities manager) and a private energy services company (ESCO) that future operational cost savings (such as for annual: electricity, water, sewer or solid waste charges, as well as equipment maintenance service contracts) can be used to pay for the entire cost of a building’s energy and water efficiency retrofits (also known as energy conservation measures, or ECMs). A building owner contracts with an ESCO to assist in getting 3rd party financing for mutually agreed upon ECMs and (after the third-party financing is secured by the building owner) the ESCO implements the mutually agreed upon ECMs under “design-build” work (which includes design, purchase, installation and construction of the ECMs).
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