December 20, 2011
Johnson Controls Announces Fort Bliss Energy Efficiency Contract
BCSE member Johnson Controls announced a federal contract for energy efficiency improvements and a solar installation at Fort Bliss in Texas. The contract is the first in response to President Barack Obama’s directive calling on federal agencies to make up to $2 billion worth of energy efficiency upgrades over the next two years.
The nearly $16 million project will use Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC) to help the Army avoid a projected $39 million in energy costs over the span of 24 years. It is the first Army project to utilize a federal renewable energy tax credit, totaling $1.87 million, and supports the Army’s renewable energy goals.
Under the agreement, energy efficiency improvements will be installed at Fort Bliss with no up-front costs to the government. The cost of the improvements will be paid for over time with energy costs saved on utility bills. Johnson Controls will guarantee the energy savings.
For further details, see Johnson Contro's press release.