Siemens, Metrus Help Defense Contractor BAE Green a Campus

Siemens, Metrus Help Defense Contractor BAE Green a Campus

Metrus Energy Inc. and the Building Technologies Division of Siemens Industry Inc. have forged an agreement with BAE Systems that will enable the defense contractor to retrofit a New Hampshire facility for energy efficiency -- and pay for the upgrades based on the savings that result.

The 10-month project will bring a new compressor, building automation system improvements, a complete lighting retrofit, new transformers and a comprehensive campus energy policy to BAE's 450,000-square-foot facility in Merrimack N.H.

The site is home to offices, environmental testing areas, manufacturing and assembly operations.

The energy efficiency upgrades have already begun and are scheduled for completion in fall this year.

Under the arrangement, which is designed to overcome financing barriers that plague many large-scale efficiency efforts, BAE Systems will pay only for the actual savings realized from the project.

A spokeswoman described the roles of the project partners like this:

  • Metrus Energy served as the matchmaker in the deal and brought the parties together for project implementation with no upfront costs under an energy services agreement.
  • Bank of America is working with Metrus on the financing side of the arrangement
  • Siemens is the project manager and provides equipment and engineering services, ongoing maintenance and a performance guarantee.

BAE Systems expects to save more than $200,000 a year in utility costs as a result of the energy efficiency project.

Images courtesy of BAE Systems.