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California Department of General Services
CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL SERVICES
Energy services performance contracts help budget-conscious state agencies implement deep energy retrofits to meet aggressive energy policy goals.
As the administrative services arm of the state government, the Department of General Services takes the lead in implementing energy efficiency and conservation policies in public facilities. Executive Order S-20-04 and its accompanying Green Building Action Plan, for example, committed the state to implement energy and resource efficiency projects while minimizing the use of general funds. After a highly successful retrocommissioning program, DGS needed to achieve deeper savings through retrofit projects, but without committing significant capital. The solution: the energy services performance contract (ESPC).
ESPCs offer agencies a mechanism to procure energy and water efficiency projects that have guaranteed savings and no up-front capital costs. As one of DGS' qualified ESPC providers, Enovity is implementing retrofit projects ranging from interior and exterior lighting fixtures/controls upgrades to HVAC equipment upgrades/replacements, building automation system replacements, envelope improvements, and water-saving plumbing and irrigation upgrades.
At the San Diego State Office Building (pictured), replacing linear fluorescent lamps with state-of-the-art, wirelessly controlled LED fixtures resulted in more than 400,000 kWh per year of verified energy savings.
Our ESPC project development work is under way at 15 state facilities totaling 4 million square feet, including the California Highway Patrol Academy, Office of Emergency Services, Yountville Veterans Home, Department of Justice Headquarters, California School for the Blind, and state office buildings in Sacramento, San Jose, Redding, Red Bluff, and Santa Rosa.