The Federal Bureau of Prisons has awarded a $38.6 million Energy Savings Performance Contract to Siemens to establish energy and water conservation measures at two correctional facilities in Kentucky.
The company said Wednesday its government technologies unit will implement 44 individual projects at the Federal Correctional Institution in Ashland and the Federal Medical Center in Lexington to help modernize energy and water savings systems.
Barbara Humpton, president and CEO of Siemens’ government technologies group, said the company will help facilitate energy and water efficiency at the two government facilities, minimize carbon emissions and foster energy security.
“As the largest single user of energy in the United States, the federal government is leading by example through these public-private partnerships,” added Humpton, who is an inductee into Executive Mosaic‘s Wash100 for 2016.
She noted that the ESPC award works to ensure that the project is at no added cost to taxpayers.
The project is funded by savings from energy conservation measures that Siemens’ building technologies unit currently installs and operates, the company said.
The company added that the project works to support efforts to save $2.5 million in government and taxpayer funds yearly and aims to fund itself in 20 years.
Specifically, the contract requires Siemens to replace major heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems; upgrade lighting and water infrastructure; install building automation systems; and replace the Lexington steam facility with a steam plant outside the security fence.
Siemens further noted these efforts will build on BoP’s endeavor to meet Executive Order 13693 requirements for government facilities to decrease energy and potable water consumption by 2.5 and 2 percent per year, respectively, by fiscal year 2025.