Rob Guthrie, Director of Business Development
HARRISON, ARKANSAS – North Arkansas College (Northark) recently selected Entegrity Partners of Little Rock to conduct an energy performance contracting project on the three Harrison campuses. The award came after a competitive selection process in accordance with the rules of the Arkansas Energy Performance Contracting (AEPC) program.
“This type of comprehensive review of our facilities will not only assist in identifying energy conservation improvements but could also provide the means for financing critical facility upgrades,” Don Sugg, Northark’s vice president of finance and administration said. “We have a considerable number of deferred maintenance projects over the three Harrison Northark campuses. This partnership will allow us to review all cost-versus saving aspects at once and set project priorities for the most critical and most beneficial.”
Expected to begin in mid-February of this year, the project will begin with a three month examination of facilities to determine where energy savings opportunities exist. From there, Entegrity will compile a report to the College detailing the findings of the examination, as well as the cost and savings associated with recommended improvements. Per the rules of the AEPC program, the annual energy savings derived from the work will be guaranteed to exceed the project’s annual costs.
“We are thrilled to have been selected by North Arkansas College, and we commend them for embracing the AEPC program to make their campuses more energy-efficient,” said Rob Guthrie, Director of Business Development for Entegrity. “We are looking forward to getting started on this exciting conservation project.”
With over 300,000 square feet of building space, Northark is the largest two-year college in the state to participate in the AEPC program, which was launched in late 2014. The program, administered by the Arkansas Energy Office, allows Arkansas’ public building owners to undertake large energy conservation projects using a paid-from-savings approach.
Entegrity Energy Partners is an energy services company (ESCO) based in Arkansas through a joint venture of Viridian and Nabholz. Built on over 65 years of experience in construction management and energy consulting, Entegrity is uniquely qualified to deliver turnkey solutions to building owners to help manage rising energy costs and maintenance expense. Entegrity helps its clients realize long-term energy savings by focusing on their needs: selecting the most cost-effective scope, contract structure, and financing strategy available to them. For more information about Entegrity visit www.entegritypartners.com.