The DES Energy Program is a national leader in developing and managing energy savings performance contracts that help reduce energy and operational costs in public facilities.
The DES Energy Savings Performance Contracting program is designed, by State law, specifically for existing public buildings in Washington State. This program offers state agencies and local government entities the following:
Every two years, the Energy Program publishes a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to solicit interested Energy Savings Performance Contracting firms to participate in the program. State agencies and local governments are able to contract with the DES Energy Program, and are assigned an energy engineer to help them through the process. They can then select an Energy Service Company (ESCO) directly without the traditional bid process.
The DES energy engineer and the ESCO will then complete a free preliminary energy audit of the customer's building or facility to determine possible energy efficiency projects. Should an Energy Service Company fail to develop a project that meets a client agency's cost-effectiveness criteria, then there is no cost to the client agency.
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The Energy Service Company provides the following:
The DES Energy Program provides the following:
The program can apply to a wide range of projects. Examples include:
|Interior and exterior lighting||High efficiency HVAC systems|
|LED traffic light systems||Renewable Energy|
|Solar PV Systems||Boiler Replacements|
|Swimming pool systems||Water conservation measures|
|Wastewater treatment plant improvements||Repair/Replacement of stream distribution|
Projects can be financed using: