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Hays County, San Marcos, TX
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Energy Savings Performance Contract

$5,953,543

Contract

$448,918

Guaranteed Annual Savings

Sept 2018

Completion Date

Project Description

Hays County is located in Central Texas and is a fast-growing municipality with a population of more than 157,000. Hays County had accumulated a considerable amount of deferred maintenance that was difficult to fund through tax dollars. By utilizing their existing budget and 15-year financing with a combination of Qualified Conservation Bonds and Municipal Lease Purchase, Hays County addressed critical facility issues at ten buildings, including the historic County Courthouse and Government Center. 

In addition, renewable energy is part of the project. Solar photovoltaic (PV) rooftop arrays at the Government Center and Jail property is expected to provide a net savings of $2.5 million over a 20-year period. The construction phase of the project is targeted for completion by September 2018.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

County Courthouse / Government Center

  • LED lighting retrofits with occupancy controls
  • Power conditioning
  • Retro-commissioning with Tridium front end
  • Water controls
  • Server room cooling improvements
  • Solar array

Improvements at other buildings

  • LED lighting retrofits
  • Power conditioning
  • Replacement of existing thermostats
  • Window restoration/window film to improve energy efficiency and comfort
  • HVAC upgrades
  • Water controls

Solar Photovoltaic (PV) - 476 kW

  • Government Center rooftop mounted solar PV array
  • Jail property rooftop mounted solar PV array
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