Energy Performance Contracts – opportunities for water and energy savings

Energy Performance Contracting is a finance and procurement method often used by the public sector to address energy – and increasingly – water efficiency in existing buildings.

In July 2015 Western Resource Advocates and McKinstry released a new market study indicating that schools and governments in Colorado River Basin states (AZ, CA, CO, NM, NV, UT, WY) can save more than 6 million megawatts of electricity, 4 million cubic feet of natural gas, and 40,000 acre feet of water – resulting in $859 million annually by using performance contracting to implement energy and water conservation measures.

Join SEEC partner, ICLEI USA, on November 19th at 10 am PST to learn more about the best practices of energy performance contracting as well as the ins and outs of getting a project off the ground from Angie Fyfe, Director of Resource Efficiency and Renewables at ICLEI USA and Dan King, Senior Planner at Solana Beach, CA. This will be a great opportunity to gain a better understanding about the creative financing mechanism and how Solana Beach was able to capitalize on retrofitting their City Hall and over 500 of their streetlights to LEDs to save money, reduce energy demand and lower their municipal greenhouse gas profile.

Featured Speakers

Angie Fyfe, ICLEI USA’s Director of Resource Efficiency & Renewable Energy

Dan King, Assistant to the City Manager, Solana Beach, CA

Moderated by JR Killigrew, ICLEI USA’s National Membership Coordinator & Senior Climate Program Officer
What You Will Learn:

Introduction to energy performance contracting and why they work for local governments

The significant opportunity to drive water conservation through a performance contract

What are the benefits of SCGOs for Local Governments

The ins and outs of a local governments who launched a performance contract and the successes and challenges as it relates to monitoring and tracking