Energy Savings Performance Contracting

Pay for Today’s Infrastructure Upgrades

with Tomorrow’s Energy Savings

You know it better than anyone: Budget shortfalls and tight margins are barriers to achieving your organizational goals.

Energy savings performance contracting (ESPC) eliminates the need to make tradeoffs. Instead of deferring long-term needs, you can bridge the gap between your goals and the resources available to you. ESG has decades of experience helping municipal, federal, educational, and private organizations turn aging liabilities into high-performing assets.

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What Is an Energy Savings Performance Contract?

ESPCs are a proven and effective approach for financing much-needed upgrades using future energy savings. With an ESPC, an energy services company will design, engineer, install, and finance building improvements that reduce energy use, improve facility performance, and support sustainability. You pay for today’s facility upgrades with tomorrow’s energy and operational savings.


Sound too good to be true? It gets better. ESPCs reduce your risk because they are budget neutral and the savings are guaranteed. That means there are no upfront costs, and if your energy savings fall short, we make up the difference. But rest assured—our highly experienced staff of energy engineers and renewable energy consultants hit the mark on projected savings 99.999%. And with our zero change-order policy, you can count on greater budget certainty from the start.

Future-Focused and Fully Funded

ESPCs create options. More than just lighting upgrades or building controls, you can use the savings to achieve such goals as:


Time Savings

Design-build eliminates or reduces the need for a separate contractor bid phase after the design phase of the project, speeding up your project and collapsing the timeline for completion.


Improved Quality

Our attention is on quality assurance, with the design team involved not just at the beginning, but throughout the entire process.


Quicker Path to Procurement

Because the design and construction plans are formed concurrently, we can secure equipment and goods early in the project plan.


Budget Certainty

You’re assured of cost certainty through our where we take the cost risk, providing customers with guaranteed building performance to maintain operating budgets.


One Point of Contact

A single source of accountability provides ongoing support from start to finish, and means that we—not you—manage any issues that may come up.


Grant and Funding Sourcing Assistance

ESG has a committed team focused on identifying all available special funding, grants, and rebates to help support the project.

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Save Both Time

and Money

ESG provides cost certainty through firm, fixed cost and guaranteed maximum price (GMP) contracts where we take the cost risk, a particular value in the present, highly-variable, inflationary market.

The design-build approach has proven to reduce overall project delivery, including procurement and decision-making.

What’s specifically different from other design-build providers? ESG leverages this design and risk management experience with our energy, process, and equipment performance assurance.


That means you receive guaranteed building performance—so you can maintain your operating budget while supporting sustainable construction.

State and Local Government

Franklin County Fiscal Court


Kirtland Air Force Base


Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority

K-12 Schools

Southampton Union Free School District

At ESG, we are big believers

in collaboration.

The result? More productive, efficient construction projects that take away your major pain points.

Collaboration is at the heart of the design-build project delivery method. The need for collaboration across team members is critical in today’s competitive environment. Strong relationships bring with them the value of effective and timely solutions that keep your project running smoothly.


The design-build approach requires effective communication—between the design and construction teams, between us and our customers, and with suppliers and vendors.

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It All Adds Up

When you choose to work with a design-build contractor like ESG, you’ll reap the rewards of a collaborative team, a streamlined process, and reduced risk.