What factors should be considered when evaluating a guaranteed energy savings project for government buildings?
When considering a guaranteed energy savings contract for state or local government, consider the following factors:
- More than 40,000 square feet of floor area
- More than $40,000 in annual energy costs
- Aging buildings or equipment
- Recurring maintenance problems or high maintenance costs
- Comfort complaints
- Scarce budget resources
- Limited energy management expertise
- Too many demands on maintenance staff
- Old or failing HVAC equipment, controls, or lighting
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