May 26, 2009
Energy performance contracting in a small municipality
Summary of the case
The energy consumption in the buildings of the municipality of Rommerskirchen was constantly rising. First attempts to regulate the controllers of the system did not succeed. The consultancy of the EnergyAgency.NRW brought up the idea of performance contracting. The real estate of the municipality is quite diverse, like schools, fire brigade buildings, public swimming pool, multifunctional event hall, gyms, etc. Consulting engineers have been mandated to plan efficient measures and then call for tenders. This has been successful. In 2003 a company was chosen and contracted. Energy savings of 24 percent have been guaranteed. In the first year, savings of approximately 26 percent have been realised.