Framingham, Massachusetts signs energy efficiency contract with Ameresco

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The town of Framingham has signed an agreement with a Framingham-based energy services company, taking advantage of a regional contract that could save millions of dollars through energy efficiency and renewable energy investments.

Last month, Framingham signed an agreement with Ameresco Inc. to audit and assess all town-owned facilities to discover all potential opportunities for energy and water conservation and cost savings, as well as renewable energy generation.

Framingham will work with Ameresco to choose specific projects from this comprehensive list of energy efficiency and renewable measures. The town will then enter into an energy savings performance contract with Ameresco for these selected projects.

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) announced the selection of Ameresco, Inc. last year as the regional energy services company on behalf of 14 cities and towns in Greater Boston, including Framingham.

Energy savings performance contracts guarantee a minimum level of energy savings over the term of the contract effectively allowing a community to pay for facilities improvements out of their existing operating budget.

Energy efficiency improvements may include building controls systems, lighting upgrades, infrastructure improvements such as high-efficiency boilers and HVAC systems, rooftop or window replacements and renewable energy systems such as solar PV.

The other municipalities that participated in MAPC's regional ESCO procurement are Ashland, Arlington, Chelsea, Everett, Framingham, Gloucester, Norwell, Rockport, Sharon, Sherborn, Sudbury, Topsfield and Wayland.

The Regional ESCO procurement was made possible with support from the 2011 District Local Technical Assistance (DLTA) program, which are state funds distributed among the 13 regional planning agencies in Massachusetts. DLTA funds provide technical assistance to cities and towns on regional collaboration, economic development, zoning and protecting the environment. To learn about MAPC's proposed energy DLTA projects for the 2012 year, visit mapc.org/clean-energy-dlta. The Barr Foundation also provides support for MAPC's clean energy work.

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