Implementing ESPC Projects

Solutions for several Accelerator partners involved successful execution of actual ESPC projects and informed several of the tools below.  A special feature here is the ESPC Virtual Technical Assistant, which guides visitors through step-by-step instructions for executing a project, from project development through Measurement & Verification (M&V).

ESPC Virtual Technical Assistant
Interact with the Virtual Technical Assistant to follow each step of developing and implementing an ESPC project in five phases.  This tool includes detailed step-by-step instructions and links to resources needed at particular points in the ESPC process. Also visit the Establishing an ESPC Program section of this Toolkit for a document version of this tool that state and local governments can program into their own websites and customize to their local ESPC practices and conditions.

Financing Decision Tree
A decision tree that enables users to select the form(s) of financing best suited to their jurisdiction's conditions.  The tool includes a mini-glossary with an explanation of each financing type included.

An Ally in Your Corner: Benefits of Using Owner's Representatives
This short guide provides prospective ESPC customers with key considerations for retaining an owner's representative, specifically regarding recommended areas of competency and qualifications. It also provides a summary of resources to help with finding or soliciting owner's representative services.

Best Practices for Selecting an Energy Service Company (ESCO)
This document compiles all the best practices for each step of identifying and selecting an ESCO suitable for a project.

Model ESPC Contract Documents
Model ESPC contract and companion document templates enable users to structure ESPC projects in a consistent way to reduce the ESPC project timeline and transaction costs.

Project Tracking

  • eProject eXpress
    eProject eXpress is a streamlined pathway to document and track ESPC project data and report project results.
  • eProject Builder
    This database tool provides consistent tracking and reporting of ESPC project data, enabling project owners to make the business case for ESPC, negotiate strong ESPC projects, and standardize project results reporting.