Constellation has won a $45 million contract to provide energy efficiency, water conservation and solar photovoltaics at the Federal Correctional Complex in Coleman, Fla.

The energy savings performance contract, signed with the Federal Bureau of Prisons, guarantees savings of about $79 million over 19 years. The bureau will use the savings to fund the efficiency upgrades and a 2-MW solar project.

The efficiency measures are expected to reduce the facilities energy intensity by 35 percent and water intensity by 50 percent and cut electricity use by 18 million kWh and water use by 194 million gallons annually. This would avoid an estimated 323,000 tons of carbon dioxide over the term of the contract, according to Constellation.

The conservation measures include: high-efficiency (LED) lighting, building automation controls, chiller plant optimization, cooling tower upgrades, hot water heating system upgrades, high efficiency transformers, low-flow toilets and faucets, refrigeration upgrades and the solar array. Work is scheduled for completion in 2017.

The prison has five facilities and includes more than 2.4 million square feet of building area, housing over 7,400 inmates.

Date Posted: 5/5/2015