Energy Performance Contracting


In energy-saving contracting (ESC), a building owner and an energy service company (ESCO) conclude an energy-saving contract. Both partners divide the savings profits according to a previously negotiated key.

Why Energy Saving Contracting?

Energy service companys are professionals. They have the know-how to reduce high energy consumption caused by heating, cooling, ventilation, lighting or technical equipment with the help of state-of-the-art technology and to operate systems efficiently on a long-term basis. In the case of large buildings or combined building pools, the necessary investments and operating costs can be fully refinanced from the energy cost savings. ESC is therefore particularly suitable for municipalities or companies with energy-intensive properties such as hospitals.

The building owner has several advantages at once: 1. he has to provide less own money for technical modernization measures. 2. he has an energy-intensive building. 3. he has a partner, which strives for the greatest possible efficiency of the building enterprise from its own economic drive. 4. he gets a savings guarantee and thus the guarantee that the technical modernizations are really worthwhile.

What does BEA do?

As project manager, BEA accompanies an ESC project on behalf of a building owner right from the start. In an ESC check, we check whether the model is worthwhile in a specific case. Together with the client, we draw up a detailed concept as to which technical measures are possible, sensible and feasible. We support the client in the tendering process and in drafting the contract with the ESC contractor. And we take over the monitoring of the implemented measures over the duration of the contract and beyond.

In Berlin, the BEA has successfully introduced and accompanied 27 ESC projects with over 500 properties and approx. 1,400 public buildings under the name "Berliner Energiespartnerschaften" since 1996 on behalf of the Senate. The average energy cost saving in the building pools is 26 percent.