Maximum Energy Professionals “MEP” assists our commercial, educational, healthcare and municipal customers with energy service agreement services. An Energy Services Agreement (ESA) is a contract that permits energy efficiency to be packaged as a service that building owners pay for through savings, and that generally requires no (or minimal) upfront cost to the owner. It is an alternative to using equity or a traditional loan to retrofit a building.
It serves as a written agreement, between a housing authority and an energy services company, outlining the work to be done under a performance contract. For housing authorities, it must contain the following elements: savings guarantee, scope of work, savings calculation methodology and financing terms.
In addition to providing a way to retrofit a building without putting up capital, ESAs can solve specific problems that often make investing in energy efficiency difficult for various types of real estate owners.