CMTA Energy Solutions
CMTA Energy Solutions is a full service engineering firm, providing infrastructure solutions to K-12 schools, Higher Education and State and Local Government facilities through energy savings performance contracting. Our solutions allow facilities with limited funding to receive complete high quality HVAC, lighting and plumbing renovations that are funded through reductions in energy and operational costs. They are a leader in Net Zero Energy Engineering with many operating Net Zero Energy facilities, and most of its performance contracting projects incorporate new geothermal HVAC systems as a key component. CMTA has over 200 employees with company headquarters in Louisville, KY with additional offices in Lexington, KY, Houston TX, Cincinnati, OH, and Washington, D.C.
"NAESCO's accreditation process provides real third-party validation that each accredited company has a history of successful projects, and it is the most highly regarded accreditation in the energy services industry. CMTA was excited to go through this process to demonstrate our commitment to the industry and to the success of our client’s energy projects." --Jeremy Kelly, PE, Principal, CMTA Energy Solutions
Recently, CMTA developed a guaranteed energy savings project for the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, KY with the targeted focus of replacing a 55+ year old steam boiler plant. The solution implemented by CMTA guaranteed $268,911 in energy and operational savings. In order to fund the project 100% by savings, the approach included not only installing a high-efficiency condensing natural gas boiler plant but also implement significant demand reduction strategies utilizing HVAC controls upgrades and enhancements. The project was awarded honorable-mention for the 2018 ASHRAE Technology Awards for the creative approach to managing peak demand and reducing utility imposed demand charge ratchet penalties.
Construction period and first year energy savings of $410,517 along with a utility rebate of $219,439 have resulted in a net benefit of $256,835 in the first 18 months since project completion. Results from the project have led to the Owner in selecting CMTA to develop a more comprehensive energy efficiency project for all remaining opportunities throughout the facility. This phase II project, which is currently in the contract phase will implement comprehensive LED lighting, replace chillers and additional boilers among other HVAC and water savings conservation measures.