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SitelogIQ Government Solutions Plays a Role in Energy Savings Performance Legislation for Federal Project Work

Our Federal division, or SitelogIQ Government Solutions, is a member of the Federal Performance Contracting Coalition (FPCC). Recently, they helped to author and then together with the FPCC, endorse the Energy Savings Through Public-Private Partnerships Act of 2019. This legislation was introduced by Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chris Coons (D-DE), and Representatives Peter Welch (D-VT) and Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), and encourages the use of Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPCs) and Utility Energy Savings Contracts (UESCs) in federal buildings.

By updating the Energy Savings Performance Contracting statutory authority, this bill is invaluable in bringing the statute into the 21st century. It also makes key clarifications, including permitting the use of incentive payments available to the federal government if they are also available for others, and clarifying eligible energy conservation measures. Additionally, the bill further directs agencies to address cost effective energy conservation measures identified in congressionally-mandated audits. This will move the government to cost effectiveness, and using private sector funding, address $12M+ in backlog maintenance identified by agencies across the government. This will also reduce the government’s energy bills significantly and can offer an avenue for addressing more comprehensive needs, such as adding energy resiliency and cyber security to projects.