This ESPC project will help the VA make substantial progress toward meeting energy and water reduction goals, 16 percent and 28 percent, respectively, resulting in more than $156 million in cost savings that will be achieved over the course of the contract, with no upfront capital investment by the U.S. government. Improving aging infrastructure provides better health care environments for veterans, their families and staff members.
"Comfortable conditions for patients, families and healthcare staff are integral to the healing environment," said Natasha Shah, vice president, NORESCO. "When we pair building solutions and energy efficiency, it allows the VA to address its mission and reduce energy use at the same time. A key aspect of ESPC is improving infrastructure."
Infrastructure improvements that will be accomplished at VISN 12 under this project include a new chiller plant, upgrades to building automation systems, heating, ventilation and air conditioning system improvements, a comprehensive steam trap maintenance program, and lighting and domestic water system improvements. The ESPC project will also eliminate the introduction of more than 65 million pounds of emissions into the atmosphere annually, equivalent to removing 6,722 cars from the road.
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