Energy Saving Projects Implemented In National Parks In Greater Washington, D.C., RegionNational Parks Traveler, October 27, 2014
The National Park Service is investing $29 million in 81 individual energy efficiency and water conservation projects at national parks throughout the greater Washington region. This unprecedented commitment to reducing energy use and generating energy from renewable sources is the largest to date among the nine bureaus in the Department of the Interior.
The 23-year Energy Savings Performance Contract, awarded at the end of September to Siemens Government Technologies, will allow the NPS to conserve energy and water with no upfront costs and to accrue cost savings into the future. The project is funded by savings generated through the new energy conservation measures. Savings are guaranteed by Siemens and will allow NPS to advance President Obama’s vision that federal facilities generate 20 percent of their energy from renewable sources by 2020.