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Energy Performance Contract Design & Management:
Eisenbach & Ruhnke Engineering, P.C. (E&R) has worked with and designed Energy Performance Contracts since 1995. We have been involved with every aspect of implementing Energy Performance Contracts; including preparing requests for proposals, evaluating energy service company responses, developing designs, selecting facility improvement measures, executing approved contracts and supervising construction.
E&R has worked on projects at various types of facilities including school districts, colleges, county office buildings, medical facilities and airport buildings. The primary focus of most of our work is public schools in New York State. We have worked with the NYS Education Department (NYSED) on many projects and are knowledgeable of all the laws, requirements and paperwork required to obtain project approvals. E&R has been chosen as the first independent reviewer of Energy Performance Contract submissions by the State Education Department. This was in recognition of E&R’s experience and knowledge of the process, and has allowed the education department to reduce review time and expedite projects through the state’s system.
E&R tries to incorporate clean alternative energy components in the performance contracts when conditions allow. We are committed to reducing energy use, providing cleaner renewable energy sources and reducing our nation’s dependence on foreign oil.
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CONTRACTING PROCESS OUTLINE
WHAT IS AN ENERGY PERFORMANCE CONTRACT?
THE ENERGY PERFORMANCE CONTRACTOR GUARANTEES THAT THE ENERGY SAVINGS PREDICTED WILL PAY FOR THE COST OF THE PROJECT. IF THE ENERGY SAVINGS DO NOT MATERIALIZE, THE ENERGY PERFORMANCE CONTRACTOR IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY SAVINGS’ SHORTFALL. THE DISTRICT BORROWS THE FUNDS TO PAY FOR THE PROJECT. THEY ARE THEN REPAID FROM THE ENERGY SAVINGS OVER A 15 YEAR TERM.
THE ENERGY PERFORMANCE CONTRACTOR PROVIDES A GUARANTEED FIXED PRICE TO COMPLETE ALL WORK. THERE ARE NO CHANGE ORDERS DURING CONSTRUCTION.
SELECTING AN ENERGY PERFORMANCE CONTRACTOR
SUBMIT TO SED SED