Ameresco’s comprehensive energy management solutions reduce power consumption costs and enable businesses to handle energy management challenges, and achieve sustainability goals. “Our integrated energy information analytics platform, Ameresco Intelligent Solutions (AIS), offers insights into customer’s facilities and their usage, and helps to identify areas for improvements and cost saving initiatives,” shares Sakellaris. AIS also supports efficient and effective procurement strategies, and offers the historical data and information for effective energy decision making. Ameresco’s various budget-neutral solutions like Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPCs) and Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) eliminate the financial barriers that traditionally hamper energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. Through ESPCs, the company remunerates all the costs involved in identifying and installing new or upgraded energy-efficient equipment within a pre-identified time limit. And with PPAs, various commercial, industrial, institutional and government enterprises can find ways to monetize operations that are traditionally expensive. “As a renewable asset developer, we also provide innovative renewable technologies like rooftop and ground-mount solar arrays, solar thermal installations, and biomass, biogas and landfill gas solutions,” articulates Sakellaris.“By coupling our budget-neutral solutions with renewable power sources, our customers can enjoy a reliable power source that offers protection from volatile energy markets.”
Being an equipment-neutral and technology-agnostic company, Ameresco allows engineers to use the most appropriate technologies for each project. Among numerous success stories throughout the U.S., Ameresco’s distinctive achievement came while serving U.S. General Service Administration (GSA). They needed to improve the energy performance of two GSA’s federal buildings. Through ESPCs, they aimed for maximum energy savings. Ameresco also installed comprehensive energy conservation measures and solar and geothermal technologies to reduce total energy consumption by 60 percent. The project included modernizing both the buildings with the installation of 11,000 individually addressable LED lighting fixtures controlled by a network of over 2,000 sensors installed in the buildings. As a result, the customer’s greenhouse gas emissions are reduced by 20,000 metric tons annually. Also, cost savings in the first year were of more than $2.8 million.
By coupling energy efficiency and financing arrangements with renewable power sources, our customers can enjoy a reliable power solution that offers protection from volatile energy markets
Since its inception, Sakellaris has taken Ameresco to a new height of success with over 1000 employees located in more than 70 local offices throughout North America and the UK. Moving forward, Ameresco team is aiming to continue advocating for more widespread adoption of energy efficiency, strategic energy utilization, sustainable business practices, and renewable energy sourcing.