In January 2016, North Arkansas College (NAC) selected Entegrity to design and implement an energy performance contract on all three campuses. During the first month of Entegrity’s energy audit of the college, an aging roof collapsed at the NAC north campus, damaging computers, and carpet. Entegrity was able to help NAC swiftly by providing an accelerated audit report that included replacement of the roof.
Entegrity’s final project scope with NAC included campus-wide upgrades to LED lighting, water conservation improvements, re-commissioning of HVAC equipment and systems, replacement of rooftop HVAC equipment, and replacement of the entire roof system at the north campus facility. The energy performance contract has a 15-year payback and the college was able to finance the project through annual savings that were being spent on utility maintenance costs.
With over 300,000 square feet of building space, NAC 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.