Community Power Works partners with Seattle Steam and MacDonald-Miller
Excerpt of article published November 10, 2010 by Katie Zemptseff, DJC Staff Reporter
Community Power Works is partnering with Seattle Steam and MacDonald Miller. The program combines state, city, utility and private funding for a total of $11 million that will go to mechanical and electrical upgrades, with the goal of reducing energy use between 15 percent and 45 percent.
Owners of the commercial buildings will not pay upfront retrofit costs or incur debt. After receiving an energy audit, they enter into an energy services contract with MacDonald Miller. MacDonald Miller guarantees monthly utility savings, completes the work and owners pay for the upgrade through their monthly Seattle Steam bill over five to seven years.
Curtis said MacDonald Miller will try to leverage the program to create more capital for other projects over the next three years.
More on Community Power Works can be found here: www.communitypowerworks.org
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