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ESPC Third Party
Celtic Energy's Energy Saving Performance Contracting project with Douglas County School District featured on the Department of Energy's Website
Nevada’s Douglas County School District, the sixth largest school district in the state, had mounting maintenance needs and failing infrastructure with aging buildings. This was compounded by a budget already stretched to the limit, declining revenues and rising utility costs. Energy savings performance contracting (ESPC) fit the bill. A $5.1 million project implemented in 2008 is paying for itself through $456,000 in guaranteed annual savings.
- Celtic Energy successfully managed and advised the staff at Douglas County School District throughout the $5.1 million ESPC project
the District with implementation of “added value” energy saving features
to a Bond Financed new construction/renovation project, and a major fire
alarm system upgrade, as well as replacing dozens of old fan coil units
through their existing ESPC contract. This is a cutting edge strategy that
has saved the District almost a year of development and construction
effort, while improving the quality of the project delivery.
the District with their proposal for ARRA funding from the Energy
Efficiency & Conservation Block Grants portion of the Act. The
district was awarded $441,000 that was able to pay for critical
Project selected as one of only twelve national
case studies by USDOE to highlight best in class energy savings performance
contracts that leveraged ARRA funding. http://www1.eere.energy.gov/wip/solutioncenter/pdfs/douglascountyschooldistrictprojectsummary.pdf
- "The ESPC project has been beneficial to everyone - students, staff and community, by improving our buildings in ways otherwise unattainable in our current economic situation." - Holly Luna, Chief Financial Officer, Douglas County School District.