Pepco unit wins energy efficiency contract with Appalachian State University

Pepco Energy Services Inc., a unit of Pepco Holdings, signed a $16.3 million energy efficiency performance contract with Appalachian State University.

Under the contract, Pepco Energy Services will install $16.3 million of energy savings measures in 28 buildings of the university that encompass over 1.6 million square feet. All of the equipment and system improvements will reportedly be paid from energy savings over the 13-year contract term.

These energy savings measures include building automation controls, building lighting including new LED lighting equipment, high efficiency chillers and air handlers, geothermal heating and solar thermal water systems, hot water conservation equipment, high efficiency data center infrastructure, Dark Sky compliant campus lighting and steam system improvements.

In addition, Pepco Energy will be providing ongoing measurement and verification and maintenance services over the contract term designed to enhance and assure project savings.

This project is expected to reduce Appalachian State University's annual energy usage in the project buildings by 30 percent and its water usage by 24 percent. Also, this project will have positive impacts on the environment, reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 12.7 million pounds per year.

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