December 15, 2017

Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficiency Improvements with TRANE

MEC - Logo - Very Small(September, 2013) TRANE, an Energy Services Company (ESCo),  has completed  all Marshfield’s $4.7M energy efficiency improvements. Town officials signed a Certificate of Completion in October, 2013 and the Maintenance Phase of the energy services contract began. Summary of TRANE’s Energy Efficiency Improvements

New energy efficiency windows have been installed at Eames Way ES and Daniel Webster ES. New high efficiency boilers and classroom heating ventilation units have been installed at South River ES, Daniel Webster ES and Eames Way ES and new control systems. At the Town Hall, new heating/cooling and ventilation units have been installed and a new control system.   TRANE has guaranteed a 20% energy savings to the town and the town hopes for even greater savings.

MEC - Logo - Very SmallClick to open a video tour by TRANE of the condition and energy needs of a building BEFORE the improvements; Daniel Webster Elementary School  , Eames Way Elementary School , South River Elementary School , Town Hall (Thanks to Jon Grabowski of Marshfield Community TV for the video and editing.)

MEC - Logo - Very Small(March 2013) Most of the energy efficiency improvements have been completed by Trane, an Energy Service Company (ESCO). Among the improvements are new energy efficient windows at Eames Way Elementary School and Daniel Webster Elementary School. Also new high efficiency boilers and classroom heating/ventilation units have been installed at South River Elementary School, Daniel Webster Elementary School and Eames Way Elementary School. The last building to be completed is the Town Hall with new heating/air conditioning and ventilation units.

MEC - Logo - Very Small(April 2012) The Annual Town Meeting approved an article for the purpose of funding a $5 million Energy  Services Contract with TRANE to implement energy conservation measures. The financing for the project was provided by a Qualified Energy Conservation Bond (QECB) at (0%) interest to the town.  Trane will replace outdated and often inoperable heating systems and controls, ventilation units and inefficient windows in town buildings and schools and install an automated control system.

What is an Energy Services Contract (ESCO)? According to MA DOER’s website, “Many cities and towns choose to use an ESCO to execute their energy efficiency plans. An ESCO offers a number of significant advantages. As a type of performance contracting, the cost of implementing efficiency measures is paid for in whole or in part by the energy and water savings guaranteed from the project by the chosen vendor. It creates a seamless process, from conceptualization and design, to building and monitoring. It also eliminates the costs and potential delays of multiple bidding processes, since cities and towns have to go out to bid only once, as the contract is awarded for the whole project.

What does an ESCO do? According to the MA DOER website, “An ESCO is a firm that coordinates all of the activities of a performance contracting project, including: technical audits, design engineering, equipment installation, construction management, project financing, staff training, equipment maintenance,and project monitoring.

Trane Scope of Services Proposal

Detailed Energy Audit performed by Trane

Project Environmental Impact Summary

Trane estimates the Energy Savings project will reduce Marshfield’s emissions and eliminate approximately 1 M pounds of carbon dioxide each year which is the environmental equivalent of approximately 2,165 passenger cars taken off the road over a 20 year period.