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Title: Achieving Deeper Energy Savings in Federal Energy Performance Contracts

Abstract

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:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
Work for Others (WFO)
OSTI Identifier:
1185676
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
ASHRAE Transactions
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 121; Journal ID: ISSN 0001-2505
Publisher:
ASHRAE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY, AND ECONOMY; ESPC; Energy; Deep Retrofits

Citation Formats

Shonder, John A., and Nasseri, Cyrus. Achieving Deeper Energy Savings in Federal Energy Performance Contracts. United States: N. p., 2015. Web.
Shonder, John A., & Nasseri, Cyrus. Achieving Deeper Energy Savings in Federal Energy Performance Contracts. United States.
Shonder, John A., and Nasseri, Cyrus. Thu . "Achieving Deeper Energy Savings in Federal Energy Performance Contracts". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1185676.
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abstractNote = {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.},
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