Ameresco Nearly Done With O&M Energy Upgrade at Island University

The ESPC energy conservation measures for the project are expected to generate nearly $500,000 in annual savings at the campuses.    
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Renewable energy company Ameresco is nearing completion on an energy project at Texas A&M University Corpus Christi. The nearly $7 million energy savings performance contract started in 2016 and will significantly reduce energy demands and improve infrastructure reliability.

The ESPC energy conservation measures for the project include central plant optimization, chiller replacement, demand response, building automation and the installation of irrigation controllers. In addition to addressing deferred maintenance through facility upgrades, the project will provide a higher standard of the learning environment by increasing comfort throughout the university’s buildings.


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Moreover, through the budget neutral ESPC approach, the university will front no costs and instead will pay for the upgrades through operational and energy cost savings accrued during the duration of the contract term. The improvements are expected to generate nearly $500,000 in annual savings at the campuses.