Oct 13, 2011.
Harriman was recently approved as a Partner in New Hampshire’s Pay for Performance (P4P) Program, a program managed by TRC on behalf of the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission’s Sustainable Energy Division. The program is funded via the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Fund (GHGERF).
As a Pay for Performance Program partner, Harriman is authorized to work with clients to develop comprehensive Energy Reduction Plans (ERP) for existing commercial, industrial and institutional buildings including hotels, large office buildings, multi-family buildings, supermarkets, manufacturing facilities, schools, universities, shopping malls and restaurants. The program provides three levels of incentives for those who develop an Energy Reduction Plan, complete the energy-efficiency improvements identified in the ERP, and confirm that the performance target has been achieved, reducing existing energy consumption by 15% or more. To participate in the program, facilities must have an electricity demand of -> 100 kW and/or fuel consumption of > 1,000 MMBTU.
The incentives are linked directly to savings. Incentive #1 is capped at $40,000 to help defray the cost of the Energy Reduction Plan. Incentives #2 and #3 are capped at $200,000 or 50% of project cost on a per project basis. There is an annual entity cap of $500,000 where entity is defined as a single building owner (municipality, private business, school administrative unit, etc.).
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To be selected for the P4P program, Harriman needed to demonstrate extensive experience designing and implementing comprehensive energy-efficiency programs.
“Harriman has been designing energy-efficient buildings in New Hampshire for years,” says firm President Clif Greim. We’re excited that we’re now able to bring incentives to clients for making energy-efficient improvements that will ultimately lower their energy costs for many years to come.”
The Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Fund consists of proceeds from the auction of carbon allowances through New Hampshire’s participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), an effort by 10 Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases from the electric power sector.