City of Henderson, Nevada ESPC Success Story

ESPC Third Party Consulting

Project featured by the Nevada State Office of Energy and the U.S. Department of Energy.
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ESPC Consultant - The City of HendersonThe City of Henderson, the second largest city in Nevada, put its quest for sustainability into action. The city just completed a $23.1 million energy savings performance contracting (ESPC) project with increasing the city’s budget.  “Implementing energy-saving programs that help preserve our community’s natural resources for future generations is a key component of our vision to be America’s Premier Community,” said City of Henderson Mayor, Andy Hafen. “We trust that by taking a leadership role, we can foster an ethic of conservation and resource stewardship throughout our community.” For the facilities maintenance staff, it was a solution for long-range planning. “We looked at energy savings potential, maintenance cost savings, dealing with problematic buildings and optimizing maintenance resources,” said Ed McGuire, the city’s Facilities Maintenance Manager.

  • ESPC – Third Party Consulting – Celtic Energy provided Third Party quality assurance of Henderson’s first ESPC contract on the 45,000 SF Justice Facility. Duties include preparation of the RFP for selecting an ESCO, review of Initial Proposals and Detailed Energy Surveys, including; savings calculations, monitoring and verification plans, O&M, and training plans. We will also review design plans, equipment submittals, etc. and assist in negotiating these issues. Post-contract duties include monitoring of the ESCO’s M&V, commissioning, and training plan execution.   As a result of our efforts, a $23 million contract was awarded to Ameresco in July 2006. The projects include lighting upgrades, BAS improvements, boiler replacements, as well as City wide LED traffic control signals, and a Computer Power Management system on over 1,600 workstations across the City.
  • New Addition to Justice Facility – Celtic Energy was hired to provide energy efficiency consulting targeted at reducing the facility’s utility costs, and securing the maximum incentives available through Nevada Power and the Southern Nevada Water District.
  • Develop Energy Efficiency Design Standards – Based on Henderson’s desire to make all new buildings models of functionality and efficiency, Celtic Energy prepared a proposal to provide the City of Henderson with energy efficiency consulting services targeted at improving the energy efficiency of all new facilities by reviewing and modifying the City’s standard Design Manual to reflect current energy efficiency practices, designs, and techniques.

For a version of the Nevada State Office of Energy Case Study, click here. 

(City of Henerson Nevada State Office of Energy Case Study written by Linda Smith of 9K ft Strategies In Energy)


  • Client City of Henderson
  • Date July 9, 2015
  • Tags Energy Savings Performance Contract, Third Party Owner's Representative

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