Redmond Partners with Ameresco on Largest Comprehensive Energy Savings Performance Plan for a City in the State of Oregon


City-wide energy upgrades will increase efficiency and reduce costs in eleven public buildings. The City of Redmond is expected to realize more than $100,000 annually in energy savings once the eleven projects are completed in late-spring 2015.

The City of Redmond is embarking on a $1.2 million Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) to improve City buildings, enhance efficiency and reduce costs. As part of the project, Ameresco conducted an energy audit on the more than 272,000 square feet of building space and identified energy conservation measures that the company will design, construct, commission, and verify. Projects include comprehensive lighting upgrades, controls upgrades and the installation of two 10 kW solar photovoltaic systems at Roberts Field Municipal Airport. These improvements are expected to enhance the comfort for the passengers and building occupants and improve the light quality at the facilities.

“This project reflects the City of Redmond’s ongoing commitment toward the pursuit of energy conservation and lowered operating costs,” said Bill Duerden, Director of Public Works for the City of Redmond. “Utilizing this public/private financing model leads to a triple bottom line. It helps us replace our aging infrastructure with innovative design and construction without incurring additional capital costs. It’s a win-win-win for the City, our residents and the environment.”

The City of Redmond is expected to realize more than $100,000 annually in energy savings once the eleven projects are completed in late-spring 2015. In addition, the City expects to leverage the energy savings of the project to secure approximately $159,000 in utility incentives from the Energy Trust of Oregon.

“Partnering with Ameresco will enable us to fund much needed infrastructure upgrades and innovative energy saving projects without additional cost,” said Jason Neff, Finance Manager of the City of Redmond. “We look forward to moving ahead on this ambitious project to improve the performance of our buildings, lowering our energy costs and reducing our carbon footprint.”

The environmental benefits associated with the reduction of more than 1.2 million pounds of CO2 from this project is equivalent to planting 22,672 trees or eliminating 186 cars from the road annually

“We are excited to begin work on this extensive energy efficiency project, and we applaud the City of Redmond for its leadership by exploring the different options that are expected to reduce energy consumption while becoming more sustainable,” said Louis Maltezos, Executive Vice President, Ameresco. “The City of Redmond has taken a proactive approach to upgrading its facilities in a fiscally responsible manner.”

For more information about the City of Redmond’s ESPC, please contact Bill Duerden, Director of Public Works, at 541-504-2001 or email



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