BETHESDA, Md. — Energy efficiency upgrades to 13 U.S. General Services Administration buildings in Michigan will generate more than $3.9 million in savings to taxpayers, as part of a federal contract awarded to Bethesda, Md.-based Green Generation Solutions LLC, a specialist in implementing energy efficiency upgrades in commercial properties.
The contract with the federal General Services Administration, valued at more than $1 million, provides for the design and implementation of energy conservation measures and ongoing energy management services at federal buildings in seven Michigan locations, including Saginaw, Ann Arbor, Flint, and four locations in Detroit.
Through a comprehensive Energy Savings Performance Contract
(ESPC) from the Department of Energy’s Federal Energy
Management Program (FEMP), the base cost of the project is
determined by the energy savings guaranteed by GreenGen,
allowing for the implementation of energy conservation measures.
The project includes design and installation of high-efficiency LED lighting to interior and exterior lighting systems, as well as upgrades to HVAC systems and controls to reduce energy consumption. The energy conservation measures in this project are expected to reduce electricity consumption by approximately 68 percent for those upgraded measures.
GreenGen will install more than 1,500 interior and exterior LED lamp and fixture retrofits across the Michigan buildings, and improve water equipment at the Federal Building at 985 Michigan Ave., Detroit; and upgrade the building envelope with solar film at the Social Security Administration building in Saginaw.
The project will be paid for using cost savings generated by the
project. Savings in electricity and gas consumption over the next six
years will be applied as payments to finance the ESPC project,
meaning there is no direct cost to the government, and additional
cost savings will be achieved every year beyond 2021.
“The efficiencies we are bringing to the GSA facilities in Michigan
through the ESPC program will benefit not only taxpayers but also
the environment,” said Rick Gonder, GreenGen Director of Government Contracting. In fact, the ESPC will guarantee first year savings of more than $151,000 and provide for more than $3.9 million in energy savings over the next 20 years.