ORLANDO, FL. The National Association of Energy Service Companies (NAESCO), the leading advocacy and accreditation association representing companies modernizing our nation’s building infrastructure through energy efficiency projects, today announced Performance Services as the winner of the 2022 NAESCO Member Award.

The NAESCO Member Award, which honors achievements in energy savings and performance-based contracting, was awarded for Performance Services’ energy leadership program and energy savings performance project for the Little Rock School District in Little Rock, AR. The two-phase program, which included energy conservation initiatives and professional services agreement alongside physical improvements in six key schools, has saved the district $7.8 million in avoided costs so far. The work was performed in conjunction with NAESCO Energy Service Affiliate members Excel Energy Group and ECM Holding Group as sub-contractors.

“This win is indicative of strong leadership and an empowered team,” said Performance Services Performance Assurance and Energy Leadership Manager Mike Lindsey. “The reason the Little Rock School District achieved the savings they did is because they approached the initiative strategically: as both a project and ongoing program. To make that happen, district leadership was open to new ideas and empowered the facilities team—making sure the team was equipped and staffed. Ultimately, the district sustained savings by implementing a disciplined and continuous measurement and verification of utility data and equipment runtime reporting.”

“I’d like to congratulate Performance Services and their clients at the Little Rock School District for a project that illustrates the holistic benefits that energy service companies can bring to clients and the communities they serve,” said NAESCO Executive Director Dr. Timothy Unruh. “In addition to project savings, Performance Services has delivered improvements that provide a better built environment for the students and teachers of Little Rock.”

Dr. Unruh presented Performance Services business development managers Sterling Miller and Will Black with the award at NAESCO’s annual R3 Convention in Orlando, in front of an audience of energy efficiency, retrofit and facility management professionals across both the public and private sectors. The award’s presentation coincides with National ESCO Week, which honors the contributions and impact of the energy services industry from November 7-11.

About Performance Services

Performance Services has served the construction, energy, and learning environment needs of education and local government clients since 1998 and is a leading qualified provider of design-build, guaranteed energy savings contracts, and Energy Leadership programs.

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The National Association of Energy Service Companies (NAESCO) is the leading advocacy and accreditation organization for Energy Service Companies (ESCOs) and is dedicated to modernizing America’s building infrastructure through performance contracting. Uniting the energy service industry, NAESCO promotes favorable government policies; sponsors a rigorous accreditation program; provides training and education; and champions the interests of ESCOs across the nation.

ESCOs contract with private and public sector energy users to provide cost-effective energy efficiency retrofits across a wide spectrum of client facilities, from college campuses to water treatment plants. Effectively utilizing an energy savings performance-based contract business model, ESCOs have implemented more than $70 billion in comprehensive energy efficiency retrofit projects over the last three decades.

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