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Energy Savings Performance Contracting - Completed

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The Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC) Accelerator was designed to expand the use of ESPC by state and local governments and K-12 schools. The ESPC Accelerator catalyzed public-sector energy efficiency investments of $2 billion from January 2013 to December 2016 through the use of innovative and best-practice approaches to enhance ESPC programs. Partners worked together to develop their approaches and implement them for the long term.

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Fact Sheet

Better Buildings Energy Savings Performance Contracting Accelerator Fact Sheet Fact Sheet

The Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC) Accelerator is designed to expand the use of performance contracting by federal, state, and local governments, K-12 schools, and others to catalyze public sector energy efficiency investments. Focus areas include: contract design, energy measurement and verification (M&V), performance benchmarking, reporting of successful outcomes, streamlined project processes, and approaches for deep-energy and small building retrofits.


State and Local Solution Center Energy Savings Performance Contracting Solution Center

Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC) is a budget-neutral approach to make building improvements that reduce energy and water use and increase operational efficiency. By partnering with an energy service company (ESCO), a facility owner can use an ESPC to pay for today's facility upgrades with tomorrow's energy savings—without tapping into capital budgets. State and local governments can implement ESPC projects in their own facilities, as well as promote and support ESPC projects through ESPC programs.