Constellation to provide energy efficiency to Ohio University

Athens, Ohio, Sept. 27, 2012 — Constellation and Ohio University today announced a guaranteed energy performance contract for more than $38 million in water and energy cost savings over a 15-year period.

Constellation was selected by competitive bid to provide energy efficiency and water conservation measures for 72 buildings at Ohio University’s main campus in Athens, Ohio.

Under the terms of the EPC with Constellation, the upgrades require no up-front capital from the university. Ohio University will use the guaranteed energy and operational savings from the conservation measures to fund the about $28 million project through low interest bonds from the Ohio Air Quality Development Authority.

By implementing water and energy conservation measures, Ohio University expects to conserve an estimated 9 million gallons of water and avoid the creation of 50,145 metric tons of carbon dioxide annually over the next 15 years.

The conservation measures installed by Constellation include: campus-wide interior lighting retrofits; air system and tower condition improvements; HVAC Direct Digital Controls expansion, upgrade and integration; variable-frequency drive installation on up to four dozen fan motors; kitchen hood improvements; pipe and blanket insulation; retro-commissioning of various building equipment and water conservation measures.

Work is scheduled for completion by summer of 2014.
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