Governments often set examples for energy efficiency by hiring energy performance contractors to evaluate and update their facilities for greater efficiency. Energy performance contracting offers a way for such buildings and facilities to go green. These contractors have the experience and knowledge to utilize structural improvements and renewable energy solutions to generate tangible advancements in energy efficiency.
Budgetary issues are often a top concern when any major changes are made to government structures. Improved energy efficiency helps to reduce operating costs, but the implementation of changes can sometimes be a challenge initially. This is where energy performance contractors come in.
Modernizing and Maximizing Energy Infrastructures
Kentucky’s Capitol building and visitor center showcase improvements that have been made throughout the campus. The visitor center is a "recycled building" that uses existing and salvaged components in its construction. The Capitol building enjoys several energy-efficient improvements, such as reduced lighting and upgraded HVAC systems that use far less energy.
This facility highlights a combination of efficiency and conservation. Knowing which upgrades to focus on and how to implement them is possible with the help of an energy performance contractor. Because every cent of taxpayer dollars spent must be carefully budgeted and documented, an energy performance contractor can also provide long-term financing for government entities.
Focusing on the Long Term
An energy services contractor provides turn-key service, meaning that they perform the initial energy audit to the government structure and return after the project has been completed for long-term efficacy analyses. Depending on the facility's needs, custom energy conservation measures will be implemented. With a focus on energy conservation, facility improvements, renewable energy, or any combination thereof, government structures can become green with the help of an energy performance contractor.
Energy Systems Group brings exceptional expertise in providing these types of services to government facilities across the nation. Visit us online for examples of our previous projects, or contact us at (812) 618-4699 to schedule your energy consultation today.