U.S. ESCO Industry Research

The Electricity Markets & Policy Group assesses Energy Service Company (ESCO) industry performance and market trends and manages the largest database of ESCO projects in the world.

Policymakers, state and local energy officials, and other stakeholders partner with ESCOs to achieve significant energy and water savings, primarily in public and institutional sector facilities. ESCOs are able to deliver cost-effective savings to end-use customers primarily through the use of performance-based contracting, where ESCOs guarantee annual savings levels. The EMP Group and the National Association of Energy Service Companies (NAESCO) work together to develop strategic assessments of ESCO industry performance and market trends and to collect project-level information from ESCOs, their customers, and government agencies. The EMP Group also provides analysis of ESCO industry project performance and conducts periodic surveys of ESCO industry executives.

To address the need to standardize and streamline data collection and reporting for energy projects, the EMP Group leads the development of eProject Builder (ePB), a secure web-based data standardization and tracking system. ePB enables users to collect and report comparable financial and performance parameters for energy saving performance contract (ESPC), utility energy service contracts (UESC) and other types of projects across all market sectors, including: federal, state, local, K–12, universities and colleges, public housing, health, industrial, and private commercial.

eProject Builder

LBNL developed and maintains eProject Builder (ePB), a secure web-based data standardization and tracking system for energy projects across the United States. ePB was the recipient of a 2018 R&D 100 award.

ESCO Industry Trends & Analysis

LBNL assesses ESCO industry performance and market trends and manages the largest database of ESCO projects in the world.

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Larsen, Peter H, Charles A Goldman, Donald Gilligan, and Terry E Singer. "Incorporating Non-energy Benefits into Energy Savings Performance Contracts." 2012 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. Asilomar Conference Center, Pacific Grove, California: ACEEE, 2012.

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Satchwell, Andrew, Peter H Larsen, and Charles A Goldman. "Combining Energy Efficiency Building Retrofits and Onsite Generation: An Emerging Business Model from the ESCO Industry." 2011 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Industry. Niagara Falls, New York: ACEEE, 2011.

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Hopper, Nicole C, Charles A Goldman, and David Birr. The Federal Market for ESCO Services: How Does it Measure Up?. Berkeley: LBNL, 2004. LBNL-54952.

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LBNL developed and maintains eProject Builder (ePB), a secure web-based data standardization and tracking system for energy projects across the United States. ePB was the recipient of a 2018 R&D 100 award.