DCAM's Energy Projects September 2011

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DCAM's Energy Projects September 2011

DCAM’s Energy Projects

September 2011


Jenna Ide, AICP LEED AP

Deputy Director

Energy Efficiency &

Sustainable Buildings Group

DCAM


Energy Performance Contracting in

Massachusetts

Projects for over 25 years

Focused on capital improvements that save energy or water

units or dollars

Authorized under separate law, Ch. 25A 11c

Funding and projects are wholly or partially based on savings


History of Energy Performance Contracting

Over 65 projects

completed or in

process

(procurement or

in construction)

Over 28 million

sq. ft.

Over $300 million

in capital

investment

Over $35 million

in annual savings

in MA


The Present

Big Administrative and Facility emphasis on

expanding and accelerating program

Tight Budgets and many upgrades needed

Executive Order 484

ARRA Dollars granted to DCAM for staffing to

accelerate program

G.O. Bond Money Committed (to be paid back by

savings)

Need to double 25 year history in 2-3 years


The Future

(E.O. 484, Signed by Governor, April 2007)

Goal 2012 2020 DCAM

Energy Use Per

Sq. Ft.

20% reduction

from 2004

35%

reduction

- LEED required for new

buildings & major renovations

- Energy retrofit projects

Renewable

Energy

15% of electricity

from renewable

sources

30% Wind Turbines, biomass

cogen, and solar PV primary

CO2

25% reduction

from 2004

40 %

reduction

Energy Efficiency and

renewable energy projects

mostly contribute

Other goals

10% water use

reduction

15%

reduction

Comprehensive

energy retrofits

At all state

facilities over

100,000 sq. ft.

~48 million square feet

eligible (out of 64), ~25

million not in process

Retro-commissioning at all bldgs. over

50,000 sq. ft.


Ch. 149 v. Ch. 25A


Energy Project Responsibilities

DCAM Project

Manager, Manages

on Behalf of Client

Contractor-

Finalizes Design,

Installs, Maintains,

Monitors

Facility

Involved Throughout,

Payment, Maintenance

Subcontractors,

designers

Consultant/Designer

– for study, initial

design & third party

review

Subconsultants


Two Types of Projects

Comprehensive

Range $3-40 million, typical, $5-10 million

Many different Energy/Water Conservation Measures (ECMs)

Example, UMass Dartmouth, ~50 million, cogeneration, HVAC

upgrades, lighting, water, EMS, etc.

Equipment, Design, and Installation

Range $300,000 to $20 million

May be 1 ECM, like wind, solar, a boiler or several. Design Build.

Not guaranteed savings, but performance verified

Just procured 3 “bundles” of PVs worth ~13 million

UMass Amherst Biomass Plant, ~$20 million, in study


Comprehensive Example

Bridgewater Correctional Complex

Total Project Cost =

$16,829,091

Annual Guaranteed Savings =

$1,528,265

Term of Contract = 20 years

Contractor-Noresco

• Several Common Energy Conservation Measures

(ECMs)

• Lighting, water, motors, controls systems, HVAC, etc.

• Also included cogeneration & security windows

• Measure interact and pay for each other

• Includes performance term services sometimes include in

our projects such as maintenance and M&V


Equipment Only Example, STCC 81.6 kW

PV

Contractor: Lumus

Construction & Solar

Design Associates

Project Cost: $696,918

Project Estimated

Savings: $11,311 annual

savings and 95,470 kWh

Completed: August 2009


Statutory Basis - MGL Ch. 25A, § 11C

Contracts for procurement of energy management services

For public agencies (cities/towns) - administered by DOER

For governmental bodies (State Executive Agencies) - admin by

DCAM

Alternative Mechanism for procuring energy and water

conservation projects

Turnkey Design-Build process, NOT design-bid-build

Prevailing wage

Advertising requirements of Chapter 149

Certification and update statement required

Evaluation is not lowest bid


Process

Comprehensive

Initial study, baseline energy,

suggested measures

RFP

Evaluation

Audit-finalize cost and

savings, initial design

Construction

Commissioning

Performance Term

Equipment Only

Study, maybe up to 30%

design

RFP

Evaluation

ESA

Final Design

Construction

Commissioning

Possible Maintenance


What’s Coming Up

Between $100-200 million in work expected in next 2 years.

DCAM looking to bring more firms into energy projects.

DCAM has met with AGC and ASM and individually with many

contractors and consultants to increase awareness.

DCAM is tasked with consolidating maintenance in state.

Team might take on different role (more direct or more

directly working with facilities on small projects)


Questions, Where to Look, Contact

http://www.mass.gov/dcam/energy

Will announce new RFPs there

Always post on Comm-pass and in the Central

Register, newspaper

Look at other pages on DCAM’s

website for what’s new and other information about

energy conservation

Contact me with any questions or to get on our

distribution list

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