An energy performance contracting project in St. Joseph County, Michigan, implemented by City Plumbing & Heating and ABM was featured in Energy Services Today's November/December 2019 issue.
The article, "The Heart of Centreville Lives On," highlights the project, which is projected to save Saint Joseph County more than $2.6 million in energy and operating costs over a 15-year period. The savings allowed the county to renovate its facilities and make vital infrastructure upgrades to continue operating its historic courthouse and replace aging equipment.
The project began after county officials contacted City Plumbing & Heating, a Linc Service franchise since 1992, about exploring ways to decrease energy consumption and upgrade its facilities. The county is a long-time client of City Plumbing & Heating, which has provided preventive maintenance programs for several of Saint Joseph County's mechanical systems.
City Plumbing & Heating approached ABM to help county officials explore an energy performance contracting program. After meeting with county officials, ABM developed a customized solution in which the county can utilize savings from energy and operating expenses to address infrastructure needs, without having to raise taxes.
Energy and operations savings were achieved by implementing lighting, HVAC and control upgrades, and resealing buildings to control air and humidity infiltration throughout seven of the county's facilities.
City Plumbing & Heating is working with ABM to install and upgrade HVAC systems, and provide ongoing preventive maintenance.
To read the entire Energy Services Today article, click here.