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The Energy Services Agreement: An Approach to Energy Conservation and Management in a Multi-Building, Multi-Use Facility
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The Texas Southern University case study describes an innovative conceptual approach to comprehensive energy management involving an agreement with a qualified energy services company to install a building automation system (BAS) and energy conservation measures (ECMs) campus wide and provide staff training, supplementary maintenance and guarantees of savings achieved. This is accomplished through a three-stage process of qualification, preliminary selection, and contract negotiation. TSU's approach relies on the service company to provide the engineering, but uses an oversight engineer to provide project integrity. In TSU's case, financing was not required and supplementary maintenance has been rebid. The University was able to capitalize on Federal funding and renovation monies to help make the approach an initial success.
Hull, R. W. (1988). The Energy Services Agreement: An Approach to Energy Conservation and Management in a Multi-Building, Multi-Use Facility. Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu); Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu). Available electronically from