Ameresco completes 2-MW solar project at Army facility in Maryland

Ameresco Inc. (NYSE: AMRC) on June 3 joined U.S. Army officials to commemorate the completion of a multi-phase renewable energy and energy efficiency project at the Adelphi Laboratory Center in Adelphi, Maryland, a research and development facility that falls under the U.S. Army Installation Management Command.

Under the most recent phase of the Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC), Ameresco installed facility-wide energy conservation measures, including rainwater harvesting, in addition to 2 MW of solar photovoltaic systems on carports and rooftops.

“Ameresco is proud of our long-time partnership with the Adelphi Lab Center to enhance their energy efficiency and overall sustainability through the budget-neutral ESPC,” said Nicole Bulgarino, Senior Vice President, Federal Solutions, Ameresco. “Since 2002, our multi-phase partnership has helped to reduced energy consumption by nearly 50 percent and has provided more than 4 MW of clean on-site distributed generation for the Adelphi Lab Center.”

Ameresco has implemented three phases of comprehensive energy projects at the Adelphi Laboratory Center totaling $45 million. The new solar carport systems are among the largest in the Army. During phases one and two of the ESPC, Ameresco installed a number of energy-saving measures including a 2.2-MW combined heat and power system. Ameresco also is providing long-term operations and maintenance services for the major equipment installed. 

The Adelphi Laboratory Center is a 207-acre U.S. Army installation located in Maryland and is home to the Army Research Laboratory and the National Capital Region Information Operations Command. The installation includes more than 1.1 million square feet of gross floor area in 37 buildings that includes research and laboratory facilities, utility plants, maintenance yards, fabrication shops, and administrative complexes.

Founded in 2000, Ameresco is a leading independent provider of comprehensive services, energy efficiency, infrastructure upgrades, asset sustainability and renewable energy solutions for businesses and organizations throughout North America and Europe. With its corporate headquarters in Framingham, Mass., Ameresco has more than 1,000 employees providing local expertise in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.

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