NORESCO, which specializes in the development, design, construction, financing and operation of energy- and environmental-efficiency projects, said that it received a $43 million contract for an energy infrastructure project at Fort Jackson in Columbia, South Carolina.
The infrastructure project, which focuses on energy efficiency and water conservation, includes improvements to lighting and upgrades to energy management control systems, central plant facilities and water systems. It will improve comfort and productivity for soldiers and staff in the indoor environment, while reducing energy use intensity by 17% and water usage by 12%, according to a statement.
The project will measurably reduce carbon dioxide emissions and other environmental pollutants, including nitrogen oxides and sulfur oxides. Carbon dioxide emissions are projected to decline by 12,787 metric tons each year, equivalent to removing 2,460 cars from the road for one year.
The infrastructure upgrades and associated maintenance, repair and replacement costs will be paid entirely through more than $106 million in guaranteed savings in energy, water and related costs over the 22-year project term.
Facility improvements include a comprehensive high-efficiency lighting project with LED lighting technologies, an extensive 20,500-point controls upgrade, central plant improvements including a 2.4 million gallon thermal energy storage tank and water system upgrades including irrigation controls.
Construction on the project is scheduled to be completed in March 2017.
NORESCO is a part of UTC Building and Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
The Defense Logistics Agency Energy, a primary-level field activity of the Defense Logistics Agency, a division of the U.S. Department of Defense, awarded NORESCO the work as part of the Army’s effort to increase energy efficiency while upgrading its facilities.