ECM: Partnership Approach
As a leading provider of energy efficiency measures to the nation’s leading ESCO’s, ECM has delivered multiple solutions on some of the largest and highest profile Energy Savings Performance Contracts procured by K-12 School Districts all across the country. ECM has implemented energy efficiency measures in thousands of school buildings.
ECM can tailor a package of measures to meet your payback and program objectives. Our measures offer a quick payback - the savings are measurable and can significantly increase the size and attractiveness of your Energy Savings Performance Contract.
The K-12 Schools ESPC market has continued to evolve and become more sophisticated. School Districts are looking for ESPC providers who can bring innovation and a holistic approach to an energy efficiency program. Whether you are in the preliminary sales phase or working on an investment grade audit, ECM supports ESCO’s to deliver a comprehensive list of measures that can meaningfully enhance the financial results of the project.
ECM has developed and delivered multi-million dollar window film projects, county-wide HVAC rejuvenation programs, technology efficiency measures for large campuses, and weatherized over one hundred buildings on a single project.
ECM: Comprehensive Evaluations (Water / Gas / Electricity)
Depending on geographic location and type of building, ECM has a number of potential measures to meet your energy efficiency goals. Our auditing teams review hundreds of buildings every month and our project teams implement measures in 45-50 states annually. We also have a very strong track record of securing custom rebate incentives from utilities nationwide. Because our auditors are experienced at identifying multiple measures during site evaluation, we can often develop projects with larger scopes at lower costs with very attractive returns on investment.
Sample Measures for K-12 Facilities…
• Building Envelop Solutions – Reduce air infiltration, leakage, and solar gain
• Kitchen Hood Controls – Implement Demand Control Ventilation
• Air-Cooled Rooftop Optimization – Refurbish RTU’s to optimize performance
• Water Conservation – Optimal water treatment and other conservation solutions
• Central Plant & Airside Optimization – Maximize efficiency of core systems
• Generator Heating – Reduce cost of maintaining back-up generator temperatures
• Advanced Lighting Controls – Maximize savings through individual fixture management
• IT Solutions – Measure, manage, and reduce plug load and print costs
ECM: Project Delivery
Most of our Clients first chose ECM due to our innovative solutions and our ability to quantify savings, but the key to sustaining long-term client relationships rests in our ability to deliver our projects both cost effectively and on schedule. Effective delivery helps ECM continue to provide strong paybacks, even with unpredictable energy markets and constantly shifting utility funding sources. Our systematic approach to delivering cost effective solutions starts with our strong attention to process details, and our experienced, professional Project Managers. These processes utilize technology efficiently to maximize results, providing effective communication thorough documentation and punctual project close-out.
As is the case with renovation and retrofit – stuff happens. What sets ECM apart is our commitment to our clients and our dedication to being a part of your team. The most important metrics that we look at are the results from our customer surveys that are provided to our clients after each project. Our determination to understand where we can improve has led to a big reduction in our costs and an ongoing increase in satisfaction for our clients and employees.
If you are pursuing, or are currently working on a K-12 Schools project, please call us to see how working with ECM can increase the comprehensiveness and innovation of your ESPC Program.