EERE Expertise Helps Los Alamos Achieve Significant Energy Savings

Project Overview
Positive Impact: More efficient buildings.
National lab uses ESPC for renovations that will save 62 billion Btu annually.
Locations: New Mexico
Partners: Los Alamos National Laboratory
Clean Energy Sector: Energy-saving homes, buildings, and manufacturingPDF

The Los Alamos National Laboratory Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) partnership project replaced light fixtures in 28 buildings and installed new HVAC systems in nine buildings. In partnership with an energy service company and DOE, the ESPC project is expected to save the Los Alamos’s facility $1.2 million per year in electrical, heating, ventilating, and air conditioning costs—a 3% savings on its annual energy bill. As a result of these upgrades, the project will save more than 62 billion British thermal units annually—equal to the total annual energy consumption of nearly 700 homes.

ESPCs are indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contracts that allow federal agencies to accomplish energy savings projects without up-front capital costs. While ESPCs privately finance projects, EERE provides technical assistance and training for federal agencies implementing ESPCs.

The Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) works with key individuals to accomplish energy change within organizations by bringing expertise from all levels of project and policy implementation to enable federal agencies to meet energy related goals and to provide energy leadership to the country.

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