Energy and water conservation measures at Montgomery Courthouse
support County's Climate Change Action Plan
NORRISTOWN, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Montgomery County, Pa., andConstellation
today announced construction for $2.4 million in water and energy
conservation measures at the Montgomery County Courthouse. The
conservation measures are guaranteed to provide approximately $4.2
million in cost savings through the county's 20-year energy performance
contract with Constellation. Montgomery County is expected to see a
complete return on its investment in less than 12 years.
"This Administration is fulfilling its promise to invest capital dollars
in county-owned assets, and to provide the most efficient government
possible to its constituents," said Josh Shapiro, chair of the board of
county commissioners. "This project represents our commitment to provide
a healthy and comfortable work environment for our employees and those
visiting the courthouse, while also ensuring that we are environmentally
responsible. Additionally, this investment will produce a relatively
quick monetary return to the county."
By implementing water and energy conservation measures, Montgomery
County expects to conserve an estimated 3 million gallons of water and
avoid the creation of 2 million metric tons of carbon dioxide annually
over the 20-year contract term.
"Energy performance contracting is a valuable resource for customers,
like Montgomery County, to leverage their existing operational budgets
for needed capital improvements," said Larry Godleski, director,
regional energy efficiency, Constellation. "We look forward to working
with Montgomery County to meet its environmental goals and reduce energy
costs though more efficient systems."
The conservation measures installed by Constellation include: building
automation controls upgrades; low-flow toilets and faucets; duct sealing
and cleaning; chilled water system optimization; building envelopment
improvements such as caulking and weather stripping; and
energy-efficient exterior lighting.
Work is scheduled for completion by the end of 2014.
As a NAESCO-accredited
energy services provider, Constellation has helped commercial customers
and public agencies throughout the United States to implement energy
efficiency programs. Customers interested in energy efficiency and
environmental solutions may contact Constellation at 1-866-237-7693.
The Constellation family of retail electricity and natural gas suppliers
are subsidiaries of Exelon Corp., and are leading competitive retail
suppliers of power, natural gas and energy products and services for
homes and businesses across the continental United
States. Constellation's retail businesses serve more than 100,000
business and public sector customers, including more than two-thirds of
the Fortune 100, and nearly one million residential customers.
Exelon Corporation (NYSE:EXC) is the nation's leading competitive
energy provider, with 2013 revenues of approximately $24.9 billion.
Headquartered in Chicago, Exelon has operations and business activities
in 48 states, the District of Columbia and Canada. Exelon is one of the
largest competitive U.S. power generators, with more than 35,000
megawatts of owned capacity comprising one of the nation's cleanest and
lowest-cost power generation fleets. The company's Constellation
business unit provides energy products and services to approximately
100,000 business and public sector customers and approximately 1 million
residential customers. Exelon's utilities deliver electricity and
natural gas to more than 7.8 million customers in central Maryland
(BGE), northern Illinois (ComEd) and southeastern Pennsylvania (PECO).