Constellation to install water and energy conservation measures for Baltimore Convention Center

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Constellation to install water and energy conservation measures for Baltimore Convention Center

Greentech Lead America: Constellation, a
business unit of Exelon, has executed an energy performance contract (EPC)
with Baltimore Convention Center to install approximately $10 million in water
and energy conservation measures.

By implementing water and energy conservation measures,
Baltimore Convention Center expects to conserve an estimated 100 million
gallons of water and avoid the creation of 6,058 metric tons of carbon dioxide
annually over the next 15 years.

Under the terms of the contract, EPC Constellation will
install conservation measures including energy efficient LED
lighting and lighting controls, HVAC repairs and controls upgrades, thermal
blankets on steam valves and fittings, low-flow toilets and faucets, building
envelopment improvements such as caulking and weather stripping and
installation of a “cool roof” membrane to reflect heat. The installations are expected
to complete by winter 2013.

“Energy performance contracting is a valuable resource
for private and public entities to leverage their existing operational budget
for needed capital improvements. We look forward to working with the Baltimore
Convention Center to help maximize energy savings and meet its environmental
goals,” said Michael D. Smith, vice president of solar and energy efficiency
sales for Constellation.  

The EPC allows the Baltimore Convention Center to
implement water conservation and energy efficiency improvements with no upfront
capital.  The improvements are guaranteed to provide approximately
$18 million in cost savings over a 15-year period. Baltimore Convention Center
will use the guaranteed savings from the conservation measures to fund the
project.

“The Baltimore Convention Center is committed to
sustainable operations. This EPC with Constellation helps us to meet our goals
of reducing overall water and energy usage and to satisfy our customers with
whom we are actively engaged in promoting greener meeting spaces,” said Peggy
Daidakis, executive director for Baltimore Convention Center.  

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