City of Conway Reduces Carbon Footprint and Modernizes Energy Infrastructure
Little Rock, Ark. – Energy Systems Group (ESG)
has been awarded an energy performance contract by the City of Conway, Arkansas to design and install
facility improvements that reduce energy consumption and address deferred maintenance issues in several
City buildings. The energy performance agreement guarantees energy savings over a 15-year period will
cover the cost of building improvements.
Improvements being made under the program include lighting system
upgrades to high efficiency lamps and ballasts, the installation of occupancy sensors to enhance energy
savings, new high efficiency heating and ventilation equipment to replace aged equipment, and installation
of a computerized energy management system to ensure optimal use of heating and ventilation equipment when
facilities are unoccupied. The façade of City Hall will be renovated with the installation of new window-tinting,
awnings and blinds, and an irrigation well system will be installed at First-State Soccer Park to allow the City to
use well water for irrigation instead of more costly treated water from the local utility.
"The environment and resource conservation are at the forefront of
our City’s agenda," said Mayor Tab Townsell.
"Modernizing our city facilities and achieving significant energy
cost reduction makes this partnership with ESG a rewarding and progressive step towards environmental
In addition to providing the City of Conway with over $1.3 million
in energy and operational savings, Energy Systems Group is helping provide environmental benefits equivalent
to the following:
* Removal of emissions equivalent to over 975 cars, or
* Planting over 1200 acres of forest, or
* Conserving enough energy to power more than 465 homes
"We commend the City of Conway on utilizing an innovative
financing solution to modernize their energy infrastructure, thereby enhancing their city buildings, while
significantly reducing their energy consumption and carbon footprint," said Jim Adams, president of Energy Systems
The City of Conway, Arkansas is located approximately 30 miles north of Little Rock. Incorporated in
1875, and the county seat of Faulkner County, the City has grown to a
population of over 52,000. Conway is home to the University of Central Arkansas, Hendrix College and Central
Baptist College. The City has a sizable technological and industrial business base including the headquarters of
computer database giant, Acxiom, the Hewlett-Packard Service and Support Center, Southwestern Energy Regional
Headquarters, as well as Virco, IC Corporation, Tokusen, and Kimberly Clark.
Energy Systems Group (ESG) is
an award-winning energy services company operating from 15 offices in
the Midwest, Mid Atlantic and Southern United States. ESG’s core
business of Performance Contracting uses energy efficiency, technology, and long term financing to help building
owners modernize their facilities. Renewable Energy solutions and assets are adding a whole new dimension to
ESG’s growth. ESG is a wholly owned subsidiary of Vectren Corporation (NYSE:VVC). To learn more about
ESG, visit www..energysystemsgroup.com.