TEN Now a DOE Qualified Energy Service Company
As of late June, TEN is now included on the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Qualified List of Energy Service Companies. Selection for this list now means that TEN is eligible to perform Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC) at Federal agencies. In order to be on this list, private firms must submit an application and be qualified by a review board made up of DOE staff.
In October 2009, Executive Order 13514, “Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy and Economic Performance” supported existing federal energy efficiency requirements and set new sustainability goals for greenhouse gas emissions reductions in the federal government. Energy efficiency goals come from Executive Order 13423, “Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy and Transportation Management.” This order mandated an annual 3% reduction and a cumulative 30% reduction in energy intensity by 2015 (compared to a FY 2003 baseline). Many Federal buildings also participate in the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA”s) Battle of the Buildings, a national competition in which participants track their progress towards reducing facility energy intensities.
The Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP), which has played a critical role in these efforts, has a history of arranging ESPC’s that saved taxpayers more than $3.5 billion in federal energy costs in just two years.
As stated on the DOE’s website, “As the nation’s largest energy consumer, the Federal Government has a tremendous opportunity and clear responsibility to lead by example.” TEN is proud to move forward in helping the Federal Government set this example by implementing energy efficiency projects.