Ameresco to boost energy efficiency for school district in Washington State

Ameresco Inc., an energy efficiency and renewable energy company, began work on a $3.9 million energy savings performance contract for the Battle Ground School District in Clark County, Washington.

The cost to the district of the project will be reduced by a $1 million energy savings grant from the office of the superintendent of public instruction and an estimated $322,000 in rebates from the Clark County Public Utility District.

This group of energy efficiency infrastructure upgrades follows two energy conservation projects completed by Ameresco Quantum for the District in 2010 and 2011 that focused on major plumbing and lighting upgrades.

Battle Ground schools that will receive upgrades through the new project include Battle Ground High School, Prairie High School, Amboy Middle School, Maple Grove Primary and Middle School, Captain Strong Elementary School, Yacolt Primary School, and the Center for Agriculture, Science, and Environmental Education Building Complex.

Over the course of the contract, Ameresco Quantum will manage the design and installation of new mechanical systems, as well as upgrades and replacements to the District’s energy management systems and other equipment. In addition to reducing utility costs, these improvements will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by decreasing carbon emissions by nearly 2 million pounds per year.

The $1 million state energy efficiency grant that Ameresco Quantum helped secure for this project is one of more than 78 such grants valued at nearly $35 million that the state has awarded to projects developed by Ameresco Quantum since 2009.

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