Building Energy Conservation Initiative (New Hampshire)

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Last modified on May 24, 2011.

Financial Incentive Program

Place New Hampshire

Name Building Energy Conservation Initiative
Incentive Type State Loan Program
Applicable Sector Local Government, State Government
Eligible Technologies Lighting, Chillers, Furnaces, Boilers, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation
Active Incentive No
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Varies by program budget and project

Funding Source Executive Appropriation

Terms Must be able to return loan in energy savings within 10 years
Program Administrator N.H. Department of Administrative Services

References DSIRE[1]


The Building Energy Conservation Initiative (BECI) analyzes state buildings for energy and resource conservation opportunities. Through a procedure known as “Performance Contracting,” the BECI uses a “paid by savings” plan that allows the state agency that receives funding under the BECI to pay it back through the savings in energy bills from energy efficient improvements.

The BECI issues a request for proposals from a group of Energy Service Companies (ESCO) based on the Energy Conservation Measures listed on the program website for state buildings. The selected ESCO completes a detailed feasibility study and a determination of how long it will take to pay off the loan in energy savings. The contract will only be granted to the ESCO if the loan can be paid back in energy savings within ten years.

Over the next ten years, the money saved in utility bills will be issued back into the fund for BECI; any money saved over that amount will be put into the general state revenue. If the state building does not meet its projected energy savings, the ESCO is required to make up the difference to the state.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Gary O'Connell
Department N.H. Department of Administrative Services
Division Division of Plant and Property Management
Address 25 Capitol Street
Address 2 Room 215-C
Place Concord, New Hampshire
Zip/Postal Code 03301-6312
Phone (603) 271-2698


  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"