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Honeywell Wins State Department ESPCs

The U.S. Department of State has awarded Honeywell an energy savings performance contract for a project at two of its facilities in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.

The project will implement energy efficiency and water conservation measures at the Harry S. Truman Building in Washington, D.C., which serves as the agency’s headquarters (pictured), and at the Beltsville Information Management Center in Beltsville, Md., the U.S. Department of Energy has announced.

Under the contract, Honeywell will install energy efficient equipment that will that save more than 25 billion Btu per year—enough to power more than 260 homes for a year—and generate energy, water, and operations and maintenance cost savings of more than $700,000 in the first year alone, the Energy Department said.

As with all ESPCs, the savings on utility bills created through the facility upgrades will be used to pay for the project over the term of the contract. The State Department will continue to save energy and money after the contract term has ended.

Honeywell will implement chiller plant optimization; heating, ventilation, and air conditioning optimization; advanced metering; and energy management control systems, which control and monitor energy consuming devices.

Saving energy through ESPCs is a key aim of the Obama administration’s recent directive to reduce energy costs in agency facilities. The President issued a memorandum earlier this month which he says commits the federal government to spending $2 billion on energy upgrades to its own buildings using ESPCs.

Just prior to the holiday season, the Energy Department issued energy service company Ameresco final acceptance for the completion of the Savannah River Site Biomass Cogeneration Facility in Aiken, S.C., constructed under the nation’s largest energy savings performance contract worth $795 million.

Picture credit: Paco8191/Wikipedia

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