NH signs energy-efficiency deal for over 20 Seacoast buildings

20-year energy savings performance contract seen as saving $4 million
Seacoast Science Centerface

The Seacoast Science Center in Rye is among the buildings included in New Hampshire’s energy savings performance project.

The state of New Hampshire has signed a 20-year energy savings performance contract, or ESPC, to implement energy conservation measures at more than 20 state facilities throughout the Seacoast.

Under the ESPC, the state expects to save energy without incurring any up-front costs. The state will pay for the energy improvements with the savings, which are expected to top $4 million over the contract.

The conservation measures include lighting system improvements, new energy management systems, demand-controlled ventilation, chiller replacement, new windows, high-efficiency aquarium pumps, infiltration reductions, pipe insulation, new transformers, three solar PV arrays, and automatic temperature controls.

The facilities targeted for the conservation measures include buildings managed by the Departments of Fish and Game, Employment Security, Natural and Cultural Resources, Transportation and Administrative Services. project is expected to be completed in March 2021. Among the buildings are such attractions as the Great Bay Discovery Center and Gregg Conservation Center in Greenland and the Seacoast Science Center in Rye.

Ameresco Inc., a Framingham, Mass.-based energy efficiency and renewable energy company, is overseeing the project.

The project is expected to be completed in March 2021.

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