NNSA Release: Energy savings being realized by the millions at Y-12 National Security Complex
The National Nuclear Security Administration is responding to the White House’s Executive Order on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad with the expansion of a successful Energy Savings Performance Contract at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Since 2009, the ESPC with Johnson Controls has upgraded utility, distribution, and other vital systems at Y-12 to significantly improve energy performance and savings. The expanded ESPC will ensure Y-12 also sees upgrades to electrical and cooling systems throughout the site.
Energy Savings Performance Contracts, known as EPSCs, are a unique federal contracting approach that allows federal facility owners to make energy-saving improvements without tapping into capital improvement budgets or paying up-front costs. Under an ESPC, a government agency contracts with energy service companies to make improvements, and pays for them out of the cost savings yielded from the increased efficiency of the new facilities. That’s good for government agencies, good for taxpayers and good for the climate.
Read the full press release on the NNSA website.