Melink’s Intelli-Hood® system is part of an Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) with this California county jail, which houses 680 inmates.
ESPCs provide guaranteed energy savings in their contracts, so Melink’s customer (an engineering firm representing the facility) was on the hook for the proposed energy savings.
Because Melink uses site-specific information combined with performance data from hundreds of previously installed Intelli-Hood systems, system performance can be predicted accurately.
Melink also ensures its estimates are conservative so as not to “oversell” savings, especially in a case like this where the customer is responsible for guaranteed savings. Melink “undersold” and over-delivered on energy savings for the county jail.