Arkansas Department of Correction – State’s largest agency goes Green

The Arkansas Department of Correction (ADC) is the state’s largest agency,
with over 23 correctional facilities that consume approximately $13 million
annually in energy and water. ADC is charged with managing one of the
country’s fastest-growing inmate populations, presenting staff with the
constant challenge of managing personnel, space, and energy as efficiently
as possible.

In April of 2016, ADC elected to participate in the Arkansas Energy Performance
Contracting (AEPC) program to accelerate energy conservation efforts across
their facilities. After a competitive selection process, ADC selected Entegrity
to design and implement a Phase 1 energy performance contract at the
East Arkansas Regional Unit and Delta Regional Unit. Together, these prisons
used more than twice the amount of energy and water typically seen in U.S.
correctional facilities.
Entegrity’s Phase 1 ADC project introduced LED lighting upgrades, complete
HVAC system upgrades, food waste composting, solar energy, water
conservation, wastewater improvements, and a nationally recognized inmate
energy education program. Combined, these measures are guaranteed to
deliver over $1.2 million in annual savings to the agency.

“We share Entegrity’s excitement
about participating in the
Arkansas Energy Performance
Contracting program. Since
2008, staff have worked to
improve our facilities, as well as
implement policies and practices
that have led to a reduction
in our energy consumption
and utility costs. The AEPC will
continue our energy conservation
efforts and position us to avoid an
increasing financial burden and
reduce maintenance costs.”
– Wendy Kelley, ADC Director

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