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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