Super ESPC Takes Off at NASA Glenn Research Center

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    This two-page case study describes how staff at NASA John H. Glenn Research Center (GRC) in Cleveland, Ohio, found an alternative way to fund energy efficiency projects when operating and maintenance budgets were reduced. NASA GRC was able to use a DOE Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) Regional Super Energy Savings Performance Contract (Super ESPC) to obtain lighting system upgrades,lighting controls, boiler economizers, and other energy-efficient equipment. A Super ESPC allows an energy services company to pay the initial costs of new equipment and improvements and to be repaid over the contract term out of the Federal agency's resulting energy cost savings. This project has an estimated energy savings of 18,000 million Btu (19 trillion joules) per year; the estimatedenergy cost savings are approximately $200,000 each year. The capital investment was about $1,200,000, and the contract term is seven years.
    Original languageAmerican English
    Number of pages2
    StatePublished - 2002

    NREL Publication Number

    • NREL/FS-710-29527

    Other Report Number

    • DOE/GO-102002-1186


    • EE
    • energy efficiency
    • energy-efficient buildings
    • ESPC
    • FEMP
    • NASA


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