ADI Energy Updates US DOE Headquarters, Forrestal Building Lighting to LED Technology
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ADI Energy, an energy services company headquartered in Smithfield, Rhode Island, announced it completed construction of a significant LED Lighting Upgrade at the US Department of Energy (DOE) James Forrestal Building in Washington DC. This multimillion dollar energy savings performance contract (ESPC) was contracted through the streamlined DOE ENABLE program, designed and built in six months. The upgrade from traditional fluorescent lighting to Philips InstantFit LED Lamps from Philips Lighting cuts energy consumption by up to 45% of the affected lighting systems and improves the life span and uniformity of the equipment which reduces maintenance costs.
"The success of this project is a testament to the dedication and coordination of the Department of Energy team," said John Rizzo PE, CEO of ADI Energy. "It was a true collaborative effort with the site staff, Philips Lighting and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratories to thoroughly analyze the technical solutions that will provide real and rapid savings for many years to come."
The DOE ENABLE program allows federal facilities to capitalize on energy and water savings earlier than a traditional ESPC, by enabling contract award and construction to begin in approximately six months or less. After selection, ADI Energy completed an in-depth energy study of the 1.8 million square foot facility to identify the detailed scope of work. Equipment samples from Philips Lighting that met the critical procurement and country of origin requirements of federal customers were installed for both the site staff and the General Services Administration to observe and approve the equipment selection. Construction and successful installation of 33,000 plus LED lights was completed during off-hours and in close coordination with site staff and security to minimize impact to the site's 3,000 employees. ADI Energy will guarantee the energy savings over the 13-year term.
"The Forrestal Building's transition to LED lighting demonstrates the leadership vision within the Department of Energy, particularly at a time when the Federal Government seeks to improve energy efficiency and resiliency across its office buildings and facilities," said Vince Ridgell, Head of Federal Systems and Services at Philips Lighting.
An ESPC is a unique contracting vehicle that allows the government to use the value of the energy and operational savings at a facility to finance infrastructure improvements at that facility without incurring upfront capital costs. The Energy Services Company provides the capital and expertise to make comprehensive energy and water efficiency improvements at facilities or implement new renewable energy capabilities, and maintains them throughout their performance term, in exchange for a portion of the generated savings. Actual energy and operational cost savings pay for the ESPC efforts on a yearly basis.