Oregon Energy Efficiency and ESPCs


An authority on energy savings performance contracts (ESPCs) and renewable energy in Oregon and throughout the Pacific Northwest, Ameresco performs energy audits and designs, builds and commissions energy efficiency and renewable energy projects that generate guaranteed savings for public and private organizations.

Ameresco consistently delivers energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements that save more energy on a BTU basis than other energy services companies in the region. This is achieved through a comprehensive audit process that examines actual performance data for energy systems to identify every possible efficiency opportunity. With an ESPC, energy projects are funded on a budget neutral basis and paid for with guaranteed energy savings that are measured and verified annually.


About Ameresco

Ameresco, Inc. (NYSE: AMRC) is a leading energy efficiency and renewable energy company, with more than a decade of experience providing energy efficiency solutions and ESPCs to schools, communities, businesses and government in Oregon and the Northwest.

We are an independent energy efficency company, which allows our clients to choose renewable energy and energy efficiency equipment and strategies from a full spectrum of manufacturers and services, providing best-in-class solutions tailored to each client’s specific needs and budget.

Through our total system evaluation process, we are able to show how much money can be saved through energy efficiency measures, allowing our clients to choose those projects that deliver the highest return on investment.

We guarantee the results of our upgrades, monitor projects to make sure they meet expectations and work with our clients after each project is completed to ensure that the maximum energy savings are achieved.

No matter the size of the project, Ameresco’s experts offer deep expertise in the design, construction, commissioning and operation of energy management and renewable energy systems in a variety of settings, including K-12 schools, higher education facilities, local and state government offices, commercial buildings, healthcare facilities and public housing developments. As a local energy services company with offices in Portland, Renton and Spokane, we understand the unique demands of the Oregon climate and develop energy systems with a track record of all-season performance.

We are committed to preserving the beauty of our region, and we know that energy savings are not the only reason to consider upgrades to energy equipment. Working together with our clients, we seek to build an efficient, sustainable energy infrastructure for the future of Oregon and its people.

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Redmond Area Park and Recreation District building exterior

Redmond Area Park and Recreation District
With ESPC financing, RAPRD was able to upgrade equipment and add automated controls to its Cascade Swim Center. Ameresco was able to secure $83,176 in incentives from the Energy Trust of Oregon, exceeding the $56,860 estimated to be available.

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Battleground School District Building

Portland Public Schools
The Portland Public School District ESPC includes new lighting and controls, new HVAC equipment and controls and new plumbing fixtures across a building area of approximately 1.6 million square feet. These improvements will reduce energy and water costs while improving the learning environment.

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Exterior of Orenco School

Hillsboro School District
Ameresco, Inc., a leading energy efficiency and renewable energy company, and the Hillsboro School District announced today that they began work on a nearly $3.5 million Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) to improve thirteen schools and increase their operational efficiency.

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