UTC’s Noresco Wins $43M Military Energy Performance Contract at Army’s Biggest Combat Training Center

Nov. 22, 2014
The Army has awarded a $43 million military energy performance contract to Noresco for a project at its largest combat training center.

Noresco, a unit of United Technologies Corp., has won a $43 military energy performance contract at  Fort Jackson in Columbia, South Carolina, the U.S. Army’s largest and most active basic combat training center.

The company will improve lighting, energy management control systems, central plant facilities and water systems with an eye toward  bettering soldier comfort and productivity.

Key benefits of the project are:

  • Decrease energy use intensity by 17 percent
  • Cut water use by 12 percent
  • Cut carbon dioxide emissions by 12,787 metric tons each year, equivalent to removing 2,460 cars from the road for one year

The military energy performance contract allows for all upgrades and associated maintenance, repair and replacement costs to paid through more than $106 million in guaranteed savings in energy, water and related costs over 22 years.

The Army is undertaking the project as part of an effort to increase energy efficiency while upgrading its facilities.  Noresco will install LED lighting, a 20,500-point controls upgrade, central plant improvements including a 2.4 million gallon thermal energy storage tank and water system upgrades with irrigation controls.

The company expects to complete the project  in March 2017.

As one of the largest energy services companies in the U.S., Noresco uses design-build, performance-based contracting and asset monetization to deliver energy and maintenance savings and significant infrastructure upgrades to existing facilities. Noresco has guaranteed more than $3 billion in energy and operating cost savings at more than 7,000 facilities throughout the U.S. and abroad. The company is a part of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies, a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide.

UTC Building & Industrial Systems is the world’s largest provider of building technologies. Its elevator, escalator, fire safety, security, building automation, heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration systems and services promote integrated, high performance buildings that are safer, smarter and sustainable.

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