Energy Efficiency, GHG Emissions, Sourcing Renewables - July 12, 2021
City of Arvada Completes Energy Conservation Project
The City of Arvada, Colorado announced on July 12 that it has completed an energy conservation and renewable energy project including refurbishing 15 facilities and making significant upgrades to its building envelopes, lighting and plumbing systems. The HVAC systems at Arvada’s City Hall and Center for Performing Arts were updated and photovoltaic systems were installed at five facilities.
Energy procurement optimization strategies helped to reduce utility costs. The city is expected to experience a 6% reduction in annual energy consumption, an 11% reduction in electrical demand and a 21% reduction in total utility costs.
“We are excited to have had the opportunity to work closely with Ameresco on this project and further demonstrate our commitment to implementing renewable energy solutions,” Kim Vagher, facilities division manager, said in a statement.
Construction on the City of Arvada’s facilities began in January 2020 and was completed in March of 2021. Ameresco performed the work, which was financed by a $4.5 million Energy Savings Performance Contract. Improvements made across the city will guarantee energy cost savings and an overall reduction in energy usage.
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