ADI Energy has completed construction on a massive LED lighting infrastructure upgrade at the US Department of Energy Washington DC Headquarters where the energy savings will pay for the project in 13 years under an energy savings performance contract.
SMITHFIELD, R.I. – March 13, 2017 – ADI Energy, an energy services company headquartered in Smithfield, Rhode Island, announced today it completed construction of a significant LED Lighting Upgrade at the US Department of Energy (DOE) James Forrestal Building in Washington DC. This multimillion dollar energy savings performance contract (ESPC) was contracted through the streamlined DOE ENABLE program, designed and built in six months. The upgrade from traditional fluorescent lighting to Philips InstantFit LED Lamps from Philips Lighting cuts energy consumption by up to 45% of the affected lighting systems and improves the life span and uniformity of the equipment which reduces maintenance costs.
“The success of this project is a testament to the dedication and coordination of the Department of Energy team,” said John Rizzo PE, CEO of ADI Energy. “It was a true collaborative effort with the site staff, Philips Lighting and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratories to thoroughly analyze the technical solutions that will provide real and rapid savings for many years to come.”
The DOE ENABLE program allows federal facilities to capitalize on energy and water savings earlier than a traditional ESPC, by enabling contract award and construction to begin in approximately six months or less. After selection, ADI Energy completed an in-depth energy study of the 1.8 million square foot facility to identify the detailed scope of work. Equipment samples from Philips Lighting that met the critical procurement and country of origin requirements of federal customers were installed for both the site staff and the General Services Administration to observe and approve the equipment selection. Construction and successful installation of 33,000 plus LED lights was completed during off-hours and in close coordination with site staff and security to minimize impact to the site’s 3,000 employees. ADI Energy will guarantee the energy savings over the 13-year term.
“The Forrestal Building’s transition to LED lighting demonstrates the leadership vision within the Department of Energy, particularly at a time when the Federal Government seeks to improve energy efficiency and resiliency across its office buildings and facilities,” said Vince Ridgell, Head of Federal Systems and Services at Philips Lighting.
An ESPC is a unique contracting vehicle that allows the government to use the value of the energy and operational savings at a facility to finance infrastructure improvements at that facility without incurring upfront capital costs. The Energy Services Company provides the capital and expertise to make comprehensive energy and water efficiency improvements at facilities or implement new renewable energy capabilities, and maintains them throughout their performance term, in exchange for a portion of the generated savings. Actual energy and operational cost savings pay for the ESPC efforts on a yearly basis.
About ADI Energy
Founded in 2002, ADI Energy develops sustainability programs for its clients aimed at reducing their carbon footprint through the installation of energy efficiency and renewable energy measures. ADI designs and installs solutions with guaranteed performance for commercial and industrial customers, federal, state and local governments, utilities, healthcare and educational facilities with flexibility, transparency and accountability as our guiding principles. ADI brings to its customers a staff that has years of project-specific experience in both renewable energy and efficiency initiatives. ADI delivers contracting approaches such as energy contracting, power purchase agreements, and energy infrastructure renewal and optimization. Headquartered in Smithfield, Rhode Island, ADI has successfully delivered millions in integrated energy solutions to both the public and private sectors throughout the Americas. For more information, visit www.adienergy.com.
About Philips Lighting
Philips Lighting (Euronext Amsterdam ticker: LIGHT), a global leader in lighting products, systems and services, delivers innovations that unlock business value, providing rich user experiences that help improve lives. Serving professional and consumer markets, we lead the industry in leveraging the Internet of Things to transform homes, buildings and urban spaces. With 2016 sales of EUR 7.1 billion, we have approximately 34,000 employees in over 70 countries. News from Philips Lighting is located at http://www.newsroom.lighting.philips.com