Energy Efficiency

Performance Contracting at Wastewater Treatment Plants

  • Approved December 16, 2009
  • Active participation by Clinton Climate Initiative
  • Contract(s) with ESCo(s) to obtain guaranteed energy savings at some or all of the City’s 39 wastewater treatment plants
    • Costs to be paid for with saving from reductions in energy usage
    • Lifetime of project: 15-20 years

Performance Contracting for COH Buildings

  • 297 facilities
  • Office buildings, libraries, multi-service centers, police stations, fire stations, health centers, recreation facilities
  • Utilize two ESCOs-Siemens Building Industries and Schneider Electric
  • 5.3 million square feet under assessment
  • 4.5 million square feet receiving energy conservation measures


LED Traffic Lights and Streetlight Pilot Project

  • 2000 intersections completed
  • Average 90% cost savings
  • Saves the City $10,000 per day or $3.6 million a year
  • Average 65% energy savings
  • Last longer (7 years vs. 1 year)
  • Upgrading heads from 8 inch to 12 inch as part of the process
  • Remaining 400 streetlights complete 2010
  • Failure/damage of one light does not impact others
  • Up to 50% more energy efficient Instant on/instant off performance unlike current High Pressure Sodium (HPS) lights Long life—15-20 years vs. 4-5 years

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