The Energy Program at Enterprise Services is a national leader in developing and managing energy savings performance contracts that help reduce energy and operation costs in public facilities.
Under state law, the DES Energy Savings Performance Contracting program is designed specifically for existing public buildings in Washington. The program offers state agencies and local government entities:
State agencies and local government entities first enter into an interagency agreement with DES, which gives the Energy Program the legal authority to provide contracting and project management services – including providing a list of DES pre-qualified Energy Service Companies.
Once a customer agency selects an Energy Service Company, DES and the company will complete a free preliminary energy audit of the customer’s building or facility to determine potential energy efficiency projects.
The Energy Service Company is responsible for:
Should an Energy Service Company fail to develop a project that meets a customer agency’s cost-effectiveness criteria, then there is no cost to the customer agency.
The DES Energy Program is responsible for:
This fact sheet provides more details about the program process.
The program can apply to a wide range of projects. Examples include:
The Energy Savings Performance Contracting program offers customer agencies a wide range of advantages including:
Projects can be financed using: