Performance Contracting

Title Abstract Publication Date
A Deeper Shade of Green. Discussses the expansion of green school facility consciousness to include alternative energy sources, LEED certification, CHPS standards, and performance contracting. 05/31/2009
A New Curriculum: Energy Outsourcing Brings Cost and Energy Benefits. Considers the value of colleges and universities upgrading their energy infrastructure and using outsourcing energy management functions to save money and gain greater control of energy operations... 12/31/2001
An Energy Performance Contracting Success Story. Reviews the features and savings of a performance contract executed between the University of Colorado and an energy service company. $5.5 million of upgrades has yielded annual savings in excess of... 05/31/2007
Anatomy of a Performance Contract: Saves College Big Energy Bucks. Details the performance contract at Eastern Illinois University to illustrate how these agreements save energy and water through HVAC, lighting, and plumbing improvements. 04/30/2007
Annual Report on the Status of Alternative Procurement, Project Delivery and Financing for Maryland Public School Construction. Reports on alternative financing of public schools in Maryland, describing examples of the leasing and adaptive reuse of commercial buildings in Hagerstown and Bel Air, energy performance contracts... 09/01/2009
Battling Utility Costs. Presents an interview with the utilities manager of Eastern Illinois University outlining key components of the school's energy-saving strategy, including its performance contracting. 09/30/2002
Be Green with Less Green. Discusses the significant contribution of buildings to greenhouse gas emissions and how a great deal can be done at little cost to make a building more “green.” Typical payback from upgrades and... 06/30/2009
Big Costs, Little Cash for Energy Efficiency. Discusses Utica College's quest to save energy, along with their inability to fund the improvements needed to make it happen. Highlights of an energy audit and potential performance contract are... 02/05/2009
Capital Need: Innovative Financing for New Green School Projects. Describes how projected energy savings associated with new green schools can be guaranteed by an energy service company. The guarantee can be used to trigger commercial financing to cover the... 12/31/2005
Controlling Rising Energy Costs. Describes two colleges' experiences with energy audits, the energy performance contract that followed them, changes made to facilities, how the audits were funded, and how payback was realized.... 11/30/2007
Energy Management Presents the opinions of three energy experts on the issue of school facility energy management. The experts respond to the following questions: will energy deregulation occur in all 50 states and... 12/31/1997
Energy Management Handbook. Fourth Edition. This is a comprehensive handbook covering every component of effective energy management, including boiler and steam system optimization, lighting and electrical systems, HVAC system performance,... 12/31/2001
Energy Performance Contracting Provides information on how to use future energy savings to pay for building upgrades and energy efficiency improvements in the present. Information located on the website of the Energy Services...
Energy Savings Performance Contract Case Studies. Building owners and managers can use performance-contracting Energy Service Companies (ESCOs) to partially or fully fund building renovations that include energy efficiency upgrades. This report... 12/31/1996
Feeling the Squeeze. Discusses how school facilities managers are using performance contracting to help them reduce energy waste and save money. Highlights recommendations for using performance contracts and examines... 05/31/2001
Financing Capital Projects Through Energy Management Performance contracting, a flexible energy savings program, has varied definitions and applications. But, at its core, a school district is guaranteed a specific amount of savings by its local energy... 12/31/1993
Financing Energy Efficiency in Buildings. This document, written for organizations considering investments in energy-efficient projects, provides descriptions, definitions, and advice for implementing successful financial strategies. It... 04/30/1998
Financing Options for Schools [Oregon] Oregon school districts constructing energy efficient facilities and/or making energy improvements to existing buildings have several financing options available through the Oregon Department of... 12/31/2004
Financing Retro-Commissioning Services Utilizing Performance Contracts. Presents a delivery mechanism utilizing the performance contracting process to secure financing for a retro-commissioning (RCx) service. The approach utilizes building level benchmarking to target... 04/30/2003
Finding Funding: Making School Improvements Possible. Discusses the use of performance contracts to fund school improvements. Case studies from Wyandotte (Michigan) and Buffalo illustrate how customized agreements and specific goals were crafted into... 12/31/2010
Good Performers. Discusses performance-based contracting as a cost effective means to improve school facilities. The article describes typical building systems that can be upgraded in a performance-based contract, as... 08/31/2009
Green Pays Its Way--Performance-Based Fees. Reports that giving building and design professionals a financial incentive to create high-efficiency schools has proven to be a winning strategy for both the firms that design and build schools and... 06/30/2002
Guaranteed Savings. Discusses performance contracting that pays for capital improvements with savings realized when the improvements lower energy consumption. A performance guarantee from the contractor ensures that if... 11/30/2005
Guarantees For Growth Explains the use of performance contracting to pay for newly installed equipment designed to improve school energy and operating efficiency. Examples of maintenance cost savings are highlighted. 02/29/1996
Guide to Energy Performance Contracting. Energy Performance Contracting is a financing method which allows an institution to improve its buildings using the money saved through reduced utility expenditures to pay for more efficient... 05/31/1998