St. Lawrence County

Energy Performance Contract

St. Lawrence County New York was faced with aging infrastructure and rising utility costs. The County needed to complete construction of a variety of improvements to address their needs. Much of this work had to be completed in a short time frame to address urgent deficiencies and rising maintenance costs. However, the County had limited capital available, and limited internal resources to develop and manage the project. The county was looking for a streamlined project delivery model to help meet their needs. This delivery model had to ensure value so the County could maximize the amount of construction they completed. Wendel proposed a Professionally Led Design-Build approach that combines the best features of Design-Build (single point of contact and streamlined delivery) with the best aspects of Design Bid Build (fully transparent pricing, trusted advisor, control over scope of work). Using the Professionally Led Design-Build approach, this owner saved $520,000 from the typical Design-Build approach.

The Energy Performance Contract focused on the following energy efficiency and facility improvement measures:

  • Lighting and Lighting Controls Improvements
  • Energy Management System Improvements
  • Building Envelope Improvements
  • HVAC System Improvements
  • Domestic Hot Water System Improvements
  • Data Center Improvements
  • Heating Plant Improvements
  • Terminal HVAC Equipment Replacement
  • Water Conservation