Find out how GreenGen is using federal financing to help lower energy costs at three Fort Worth facilities

by Brianna Crandall — July 27, 2018 — Green Generation Solutions (GreenGen), a fast-growing DC region-based company experienced in engineering and implementing transformative energy efficiency solutions around the world, has been awarded a Task Order to design and install energy efficiency upgrades at three Fort Worth, Texas, federal facilities that are expected to reduce electricity consumption by 35 percent. The work will be done under an Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) awarded to GreenGen by the General Services Administration (GSA) Region 7 in Fort Worth.

ESPCs give a boost to energy efficiency projects by eliminating the need for upfront capital expenditures, whether in public or private buildings. See these explanations from the Department of Energy and Ameresco.

Brad Dockser, CEO, GreenGen, commented:

GreenGen is proud to partner with the GSA to support their vision for energy stewardship at federal facilities to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. GSA’s projects in Fort Worth are an exciting opportunity to deliver energy and cost savings while reducing carbon emissions.

The GSA Region 7 contract for $2.14 million will be financed over a 13-year term to implement energy efficiency improvements that will significantly reduce electricity and natural gas consumption. GreenGen will focus on a combination of measures including lighting, water, HVAC (heating, ventilation and air-conditioning) and controls to reduce energy consumption in three buildings: the Lanham Building, a federal parking garage, and the Mahon Courthouse. The GSA Region 7 upgrades will impact approximately 1.4 million square feet of federal assets.

GreenGen is installing nearly 16,000 solid-state LED technology lamps and fixtures at the three buildings and more efficient HVAC equipment and HVAC controls at two buildings. The lighting improvements are expected to save in excess of $165,000 annually, and the HVAC improvements to generate over $33,000 in electrical and natural gas savings in the first year. Installation will be completed within nine months.

Colonel (Ret.) Rick Gonder, GreenGen’s VP of Project Management, stated:

The efficiencies we are bringing to the GSA through the ENABLE program will save millions of dollars for US taxpayers and have a very positive impact on the environment. In fact, the GSA Region 7 ESPC will guarantee minimum first year savings of $190,344 and provide for $3.2 million in energy and cost savings for the US government during the contract term while improving the environment.

The Federal Energy Management Program’s (FEMP) ESPC ENABLE provides a standardized and streamlined process for small federal facilities to install targeted energy conservation measures. Projects are administered through the GSA Federal Supply Schedule 84, Special Identification Number (SIN) 246-53, using a set of pre-established procurement and technical tools. The program allows sites an opportunity to implement specific conservation measures including lighting, water, simple HVAC controls, HVAC system replacement, and solar photovoltaic (PV).

In the past three years, GreenGen has received Notices of Intent to Award for eight Schedule 84 ESPC ENABLE projects; and recently completed ENABLE projects with the US Forest Service Region 5 in Southern California, as well as a lighting upgrade for the Customs and Border Protection for 10 miles of the US border in the Yuma, Arizona sector. Earlier this month, GreenGen completed an ENABLE project for the US Forest Service Region 6 in the Pacific Northwest reducing energy consumption throughout 392 buildings at 52 sites.

GreenGen says it has also executed numerous commercial energy efficiency solutions projects in Texas, including the Dallas/Addison Marriott Quorum, Houston Hyatt, Scripture Medical Office Building in Denton, Pinemead Scripture Medical Office Building in Houston, and Tanglewood Senior Living in Houston.

For more information, visit the GreenGen website.