Willdan announced that it has been awarded a $ 10.9 million contract by the city of Lawrence, Kansas, for a comprehensive energy-efficiency and facility-improvement project encompassing 40 city-owned buildings. The contract follows an investment grade audit performed by Willdan that projected the city’s annual energy and maintenance savings, and recommended specific energy conservation measures. As part of its turnkey contract, Willdan will be responsible for all facets of project implementation and ongoing performance measurement and verification.
“This single contract combines many of our technical capabilities, including renewable energy generation, energy efficiency design, expertise in a wide variety of facility types and assistance with Green Bond financing,” stated Tom Brisbin, Willdan’s CEO. “Willdan’s performance contract guarantees the energy savings to fund the costs of the city’s project. We anticipate a 12-month project duration, after which we will provide measurement and verification services to quantify the energy savings achieved.”
This project includes a 100-kW rooftop solar array, converting all building lighting to LED technology, redesigning the HVAC systems at the Holcom Recreation Center, modifying air distribution and other systems to resolve indoor air quality deficiencies at the indoor aquatic center, replacing failing chillers and boilers, upgrading antiquated rooftop HVAC units and split systems and redesigning building envelopes with higher efficiency technology.
News item from Willdan Group, Inc.