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State & Federal Initiatives Energy and Waste- The Landmark Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Energy Savings Performance Contract
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The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island National Monument are perhaps the most visible Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPC) performed in the U.S. to date simply because of the international notoriety of the facilities themselves. While the technologies installed and the methodologies used to achieve energy savings are relatively straightforward, the project is notable for: Demonstrating the role that the Department of Energy's Federal Energy Management Programs (FEMP) can play in assisting other agencies in procuring ESPCs; Proving the ability of an ESCo to design and implement a project that can accommodate the narrow range of lighting, temperature and humidity conditions required to preserve sensitive, historic artifacts. The following is an inside look at this historic project completed by CES/Way International, Inc. in 1996 at a cost of $1.06 million and projected to achieve annual energy savings of $154,960.
Leach, M. D. (1997). State & Federal Initiatives Energy and Waste- The Landmark Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Energy Savings Performance Contract. Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu). Available electronically from