Coast Guard Awards $33 Million Energy Savings Performance Contract

KODIAK, Alaska – The U.S Coast Guard has partnered with NORESCO, an energy service company (ESCO), in an energy conservation and facility improvement project that is estimated to save the Coast Guard over $2,000,000.00 per year in energy costs once completed at the Kodiak facility. The work will start this summer and be completed over the next 2 years.

By awarding the thirteen year, $33,269,984.00 contract, the Coast Guard is utilizing a Super Energy Savings Performance Contract (Super ESPC) authorized in the Energy Policy Act of 2005, Section 105, which extends authority for all federal agencies to use ESPCs until September 2016. This project capitalizes on the expertise and financing of the ESPC contractor to assist the Coast Guard in complying with the recent Executive Order which requires all Government agencies to reduce their energy use by 20% by 2015.

“While we have done a couple of ESPC contracts in the past, this is a much larger effort and a big step in the right direction toward reducing energy costs for the Coast Guard,” said Jerald Johnson, Executive Director of the U.S. Coast Guard Facilities Design and Construction Center Pacific in Seattle, WA.

Energy conservation improvement measures at ISC Kodiak will include water conservation, refrigeration and HVAC systems improvements, steam system improvements and boiler replacements, central heating plant optimization, lighting retrofit and vending machine controls, control system upgrades, and the possibility of wind turbine implementation in the future.

NORESCO is the energy service company responsible for the design and completion of the project. The USCG partnered directly with NORESCO, a pre-qualified ESCO, to develop this energy project. NORESCO is also experienced and familiar with ISC Kodiak as they have successfully performed two previous delivery orders at that location.

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