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Title: Achieving Deeper Energy Savings in Federal Energy Performance Contracts

Legislation requires each agency of the US federal government to reduce the aggregate energy use index of its buildings by 30% by 2015, with respect to a 2003 baseline. The declining availability of appropriated funding means that energy performance contracting will be key to achieving this goal. Historically however, energy performance contracts have been able to reduce energy use by only about 20% over baseline. Achieving 30% energy reductions using performance contracting will require new approaches and a specific focus on achieving higher energy savings, both by ESCOs and by agencies. This paper describes some of the ways federal agencies are meeting this challenge, and presents results from the efforts of one agency the US General Services Administration -- to achieve deeper energy savings in conventional energy savings performance contracts.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
  2. USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1185676
Grant/Contract Number:
AC05-00OR22725
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
ASHRAE Transactions
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 121; Journal ID: ISSN 0001-2505
Publisher:
ASHRAE
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
ORNL work for others
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY, AND ECONOMY ESPC; Energy; Deep Retrofits