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CLOSED-20% Building Energy Savings Analysis RFP-FAS-2011-048

Original Date Posted: February 24, 2012 5:12 pm

Due Date: 03/16/2012, 5:00 pm (Pacific)

Addenda Posted 2/29/2012: Addenda #1 (click on “Addenda #1” to open the PDF.  The RFP has been updated accordingly).

Addenda Posted 3/13/2012 – revised 3:16 PM: Addenda #2 (click on “Addenda #2” to open the PDF.  The RFP has been updated accordingly).

Questions & Answers Posted 3/13/2012: Q&A PDF (click on “Q&A PDF” to open the PDF.)

Proposal Materials & Schedule

(Click on the project title link below to access official project information and documents)

 Title: CLOSED-20% Building Energy Savings Analysis RFP-FAS-2011-048 (last revised 3/13/2012)

Project Description:

In the 2011 State of the City address, Mayor McGinn announced the City would accept President Obama’s Better Building challenge to reduce energy use in municipal buildings by 20% by 2020.  To help determine the strategy for achieving a 20% energy reduction, the Department of Finance and Administrative Services (FAS) seeks on-call energy management services to analyze a few select FAS owned and managed buildings to identify specific measures and rough cost estimates necessary to reduce energy use.

The 20% building energy savings analysis will be a hybrid between an investment grade energy audit, a feasibility study, and an energy modeling/computer simulation project.  The consultant will, in each building:

Examine existing energy use and identify the energy end use breakout;

  • Evaluate how the building is currently being operated and maintained;
  • Assess existing structural, mechanical, and electrical components and systems;
  • Identify energy efficiency and conservation measures that would cumulatively reduce energy use by at least 20% (based on information gathered in the first three steps); and,
  • Calculate Rough Order of Magnitude (ROM) cost estimates for each energy efficiency and conservation measure.

To ensure identified improvement and reduction measures will achieve a 20% energy savings, the consultant may need to perform some level of energy modeling or computer simulation.  The analysis and resulting strategies/measures will need to be holistic in nature to feasibly achieve such significant energy efficiency and reductions; the consultant will be expected to identify and evaluate necessary behavioral and operational changes, in addition to retrofit or capital improvements.

Project Estimate: Not to exceed $250,000

Proposal Due Date and Time: 03/16/2012, 5:00 pm (Pacific)

City Contact: Sarah Calvillo-Hoffman,

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