ECM: Partnership Approach
As a leading provider of energy efficiency measures to the American ESCO’s, ECM has delivered multiple solutions on some of the largest and highest profile Energy Savings Performance Contracts procured by local governments all across the country. ECM has implemented energy efficiency measures in thousands of local government buildings, including police offices and jails, fire stations, county courthouses, highway departments, parks & recreation facilities, libraries, sports stadiums and others. ECM can tailor a package of measures to meet your payback and program objectives. Our measures offer quick payback, the savings are measurable and can significantly increase the size and attractiveness of your Energy Savings Performance Contract.
The local government ESPC market has continued to evolve and become more sophisticated. This market is looking for ESPC providers who can bring innovation and a holistic approach to an energy efficiency program. Whether you are in the preliminary sales phase or working on an investment grade audit, ECM supports ESCO’s to deliver a comprehensive list of measures that can meaningfully enhance the financial results of the project.
Most Local Governments (city and county) have an extremely diverse facility portfolio. From NFL Football Stadiums to city libraries, the unique need of this market requires partners with deep experience in this space. ECM has implemented projects in thousands of local government buildings and brings that track record to your team. We have developed and delivered multi-million dollar window film projects, county wide HVAC rejuvenation programs, technology efficiency measures and weatherized over one hundred buildings on a single project.
ECM: Comprehensive Evaluations (Water / Gas / Electricity)
Depending on the geographic location and type of building, ECM has a number of measures to potentially meet your energy efficiency goals. Our auditing teams review hundreds of buildings every month and our teams implement projects in 45-50 states annually. We also have a very strong track record of securing custom rebate incentives from many utilities nationwide. Because our auditors are experienced at identifying multiple measures during our site evaluation, we can often develop projects with larger scopes at lower costs with very attractive returns on investment.
Sample Measures for Local Government Buildings…
• Air-Cooled Rooftop Efficiency – Refurbish RTU’s to optimize performance
• Water Conservation – Optimize water treatment and other conservation solutions
• Building Envelope Solutions – Reduce air infiltration, leakage, and solar gain
• Central Plant & Airside Efficiency – Maximize efficiency of core systems
• Generator Heating – Reduce cost of maintaining back-up generator temperatures
• Advanced Lighting Controls – Maximize savings through individual fixture management
• IT Solutions – Advanced tools for reducing, managing, and measuring plug load and print costs
• Kitchen Hood Controls – Demand Control Ventilation
ECM: Project Delivery
Most of our Clients first chose ECM due to our innovative solutions and our ability to quantify savings, but the key to sustaining long-term client relationships rests in our ability to deliver our projects both cost effectively and on schedule. Effective delivery helps ECM continue to provide strong paybacks, even with unpredictable energy markets and constantly shifting utility funding sources. Our systematic approach to delivering cost effective solutions starts with our strong attention to process details, and our experienced, professional Project Managers. These processes utilize technology efficiently to maximize results, providing effective communication thorough documentation and punctual project close-out.
As is the case with renovation and retrofit – stuff happens. What sets ECM apart is our commitment to our clients and dedication to being a part of your team. The most important metric that we look at are the results from our customer surveys that are provided to our clients after each project. Our determination to understand where we can improve has led to a big reduction in our costs and a dramatic increase in our client and employee satisfaction.
If you are pursuing or are currently working on a Local Government project, please call us to see how working with ECM can add to the comprehensiveness and innovation of your ESPC Program.