The Energy Network provides a full range of no-cost energy efficiency services specifically tailored for public agencies.
Because our focus is on helping you improve your facilities, reduce energy costs and obtain benefits sooner, The Energy Network is offering a full turnkey solution that makes cost effective upgrades to public facilities faster than was previously possible, cutting the time to construction by almost half. This innovative service includes:
- Project start-to-finish management support
- Technical Assistance
- Access to financing
- Competitively bid specialty contractors
- Transparent pricing
- Assistance with utility rebate processing
- Access to a web-based energy information management system (EEMIS) to monitor, analyze, and benchmark facility energy usage and costs
The Energy Network’s Turnkey Project Delivery offers an expedited construction procurement process that allows you to receive transparent, itemized pricing, while helping you identify financing opportunities. All services provided by The Energy Network are provided at no cost, however agencies are responsible for all construction costs. In addition, The Energy Network is able to customize the offerings for each agency depending on their specific needs in order to be of most assistance to existing IOU offerings.
Fast, Transparent and Cost Effective
Whether your agency is considering a building retrofit or a single measure such as street lighting for your energy efficiency project, The Energy Network Public Agency One-Stop is your solution. Our Turnkey Project Delivery guides you through the entire process from Comparative Energy Analysis and facility audits all the way through construction.
A typical energy efficiency retrofit project can take from 9 to 16 months before construction begins. The Energy Network program can cut the time by as much as half. A key component of our program is an expedited construction procurement process specifically designed to fast-track energy efficiency retrofits. Pools of highly qualified mechanical and electrical contractors in your region have already been selected by the National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) through a public competitive bidding process.
Through the NJPA, public agencies such as yours can use these pools of contractors and be assured that they are getting the most qualified firms at guaranteed prices. Your agency does not have to go through a lengthy qualification and bidding process, and the pricing is transparent, detailed and guaranteed up front.
Becoming a member of the NJPA is easy. It can be done online and at no cost, no obligation and no liability. Many agencies are already members.
The NJPA’s bidding process conforms to the California Government Code. Invitations For Bids (IFBs) were advertised to contractors throughout Southern California and pre-bid conferences were held in several locations to give all firms an equal opportunity to participate. Only highly qualified contractors with energy efficiency experience and the lowest bids were selected.
Contractors also bid an adjustment factor that is applied to a detailed catalog of construction tasks with preset unit prices based on local labor, material and equipment rates. The process provides transparent pricing upfront. Agencies can apply their own local terms and conditions to project contracts.
The contractor provides a cost proposal for each project that is broken down into a list of tasks with unit prices and quantities. The cost proposal then undergoes due diligence review by The Energy Network and the Agency.
Because our focus is on helping you improve your facilities, reduce energy costs and obtain savings faster, we provide project management and engineering services at no cost to you. A project manager from The Energy Network works closely with your agency from start to finish, ensuring your project moves forward and stays on schedule. Highly qualified engineers provide free energy audits, design performance specifications that maximize your energy savings, and provide construction management support. Your agency will have much lower procurement and administrative costs by using the expedited construction process. And because the construction prices are set by the unit pricing in the catalog, the risk of inflated cost of change orders is reduced.