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Washtenaw Awarded for Energy Savings


On November 8th 2012 Washtenaw County received an award from the Michigan Chapter of Energy Services Coalition. The award is in recognition of Washtenaw County’s commitment to energy savings performance contracting.

In June of 2004 Washtenaw County participated in an energy savings performance contract with Chevron Energy Solutions. The energy saving performance contract enabled Washtenaw County to use future energy savings to pay for energy saving projects. This eliminates the need to utilize capital budgets to pay for energy improvements.

The total cost of the project was $6,088,652 with an annual savings guarantee of $215,755. The project included lighting controls, new boilers, steam trap and air handler unit replacements and window improvements.  Chevron also assisted Washtenaw County with receiving a grant for $60,000 to install a 10-KW solar array that was installed at the Zeeb Road building.

At the awards ceremony David Shirley had the opportunity to share his experience in energy performance contracting with a group of energy efficiency experts from Michigan.  

Other award recipients were Montcalm Community College, War Memorial Hospital, Detroit Medical Center and Calhoun County. For additional information on the award recipients please visit the Pure Michigan web site


Energy Award

From left to right: Kenneth Hedrick (Chevron Senior Business Development Manager), David Shirley (Washtenaw County Facilities Manager), Valerie Brader (State of Michigan Chief Energy Policy Officer).

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