LANSING, Mich., April 4,
2012/PRNewswire/ -- Building improvements and
efficiency measures to reduce operating costs are nearly
complete at the Parnall Correctional Facility as a result
of the energy savings performance contract (ESPC) awarded
to Energy Systems Group (ESG) last year. ESG has announced
that the comprehensive energy infrastructure improvements,
lighting retrofits, heating and cooling system upgrades,
and water conservation measures implemented at the Parnall
Correctional Facility will result in total life cycle
savings of over $30 million.
The ESPC project implemented by ESG equates to direct
savings to Michigantaxpayers and presents
several positive implications for the State of
Michiganon the fronts of sustainability, strategic
energy independence and reduced utility consumption.
As a result of this innovative partnership, Parnall's
utility costs will be reduced by about 40 percent and water
consumption costs will be reduced by more than $2
million, over the 10-year term of the ESPC contract.
ESG guarantees the savings will meet annual payments to
cover the $12.89 millionproject costs. This
project has also created jobs with more than 48,760 man
hours for skilled construction workers.
"Performance contracts may be one way to revolutionize
how we manage our buildings in Michigan,"
commented State Representative Joe Haveman,
who chairs the Department of Corrections Subcommittee of
the Michigan House Appropriations Committee. "By
leveraging private sector expertise, which is able to
guarantee savings, we should be able to make our buildings
more efficient without spending additional taxpayer funds.
Reducing costs in the Department of Corrections and other
departments is what reinventing Michiganis all
MichiganGovernor Rick Snyderhas
repeatedly acknowledged that reinvesting in
Michigan's infrastructure is essential to
growing Michigan's economy and enhancing
its quality of life. Underlining its commitment to
achieving these goals, ESG brings years of experience in
ESPC success for numerous Michigancustomers in
the government, education, healthcare and commercial
"As financial burdens continue to weigh heavily on the
State of Michigan, ESG offers solutions that
have the potential to save our state millions of dollars
each year and eliminate needless spending," said
Jeffry Durham, ESG regional director.
"Our team is proud to provide positive economic
solutions that enable state agencies to replace old
equipment with improved technologies, save taxpayer dollars
with infrastructure improvements and create skilled trade
Energy Systems Group (ESG) is an award-winning energy
services company that specializes in delivering sustainable
energy solutions which allow building owners to maximize
energy efficiency and operational performance, while
reducing their carbon footprint. Through its core business
of performance contracting, ESG provides customers with
innovative energy efficiency technologies and long-term
financing solutions for modernization of their facilities
and energy infrastructure.www.energysystemsgroup.com.
Jeffry Durham, Energy Systems Group | Tel:
(734) 260-7320 | E-mail: email@example.com
SOURCE Energy Systems Group