Philadelphia Initiates RFP for Major Energy Efficiency Overhaul in Public Buildings

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Philadelphia takes a significant stride towards its sustainability goals as the Philadelphia Energy Authority (PEA), in collaboration with the City of Philadelphia, announces a Request for Proposals (RFP) targeting energy-saving initiatives across 14 key City buildings.

This ambitious project, encompassing landmarks like City Hall, municipal offices, health centers, and other public service structures, aims to propel the city towards its net-zero emissions target by 2050 and 100 percent renewable electricity by 2030.

Under the Pennsylvania Guaranteed Energy Savings Act (GESA), the City and PEA invite qualified entities, including Energy Service Companies (ESCOs), to participate in this pivotal initiative. This endeavor marks the fourth major energy efficiency capital project for Philadelphia, leveraging incentives, rebates, and grants to optimize energy usage.

Managed in collaboration with the City’s Office of Sustainability, Department of Public Property, and other stakeholders, PEA will oversee the procurement and contracting processes for this extensive project.

The RFP solicits proposals specifically designed to comprehensively reduce energy expenses and carbon footprints across the selected City facilities. Beyond these primary objectives, the project seeks to enhance indoor comfort, air quality, create employment opportunities for local businesses and residents, and align with outlined sustainability targets.

Interested parties must submit their proposals by Friday, February 9, 2024, while inquiries and questions regarding the RFP are welcome via email until January 5, 2024.

For accessing the RFP and detailed information, interested entities can visit the dedicated page at https://philaenergy.org/public-bids/.

About Philadelphia Energy Authority

Central to its initiatives is the Philadelphia Energy Campaign, a visionary $1 billion investment over a decade aimed at fostering energy efficiency and clean energy projects while generating 10,000 jobs. PEA’s endeavors have already supported over $380 million in projects and contributed to the creation of more than 3,275 jobs, marking significant strides towards a sustainable future for the city.