Energy Management and Lighting, Green Building, Maintenance and Operations, Sustainability/Business Continuity

DOE Initiative Aims to Help Public Buildings Cut Energy Costs and Make Upgrades

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is opening enrollment for the Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC) Campaign, which will help public building owners pay for today’s building upgrades with tomorrow’s guaranteed energy savings.

The ESPC Campaign is a voluntary initiative that engages and supports state and local governments, universities and colleges, school districts, hospitals, and other market stakeholders in expanding and enhancing the use of ESPC to modernize public buildings. Participants can access expert-led training, peer exchange opportunities, and other resources and tools to support best practice approaches for ESPC projects and state programs to drive sustainable long-term impact.

“Around the country, cash-strapped facility owners are often forced to kick building and energy efficiency upgrade plans down the road,” said U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm. “The ESPC Campaign brings shared resources and best practice approaches to pay for healthier, more efficient buildings instead of utility bills. It’s a win for underserved communities, for the environment, and for everyone’s wallet.” 

The DOE said its call for enrollment will set participants on a course to achieving $1 billion in measured and verified savings from energy savings performance contracts by 2030. Through this initiative, partners will leverage existing programs from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the Inflation Reduction Act in addition to other federal, state, and local funding and financing resources.

For more information, visit the campaign webpage here. 

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