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H2O Applied Technologies

H2O often acts as a subcontractor to ESCO's and other prime contractors to provide water and energy services. In this subcontractor capacity we serve several markets:

  • Federal facilities (ESPC and UESC)
  • Healthcare
  • Scientific and medical research
  • K-12 and higher education
  • Industrial

Our team develops complex projects that extend far beyond the standard water conservation scope. That is why H2O is one of the nation's recognized leaders in providing "out of the box" water/wastewater cost reduction measures. These include:

  • Water treatment
  • Wastewater treatment and pre-treatment
  • Recovery and re-use
  • Alternate supply: ground and surface water sources, treated effluent, etc.
  • Irrigation
  • Distribution systems
  • Other custom-engineered solutions

In addition, H2O can provide a number of energy conservation measures, if desired by the ESCO.

H2O's capabilities provide greater scope than other water contractors. If you're not using H2O, you may be leaving money on the table.

There are many other reasons ESCO's and other primary contractors look to H2O:

H2O's seasoned team of engineers and construction managers has developed and built a wide variety of projects relating to water and wastewater, energy conservation, cogeneration, and more.

Many members of our staff come from ESCO backgrounds, allowing H2O to understand and complement our ESCO customers' project development process.

Risk Management
Beyond the construction and savings risk minimization that a subcontract with H2O provides, having H2O on the project development team significantly minimizes our ESCO customers' development risk exposure, as we are willing to absorb the costs of developing project scope. We provide turnkey pricing and take the risk for savings based on an agreed-to M&V plan. We are extremely flexible in how we structure deals, and work with our ESCO partners to accommodate a variety of project-specific needs and situations. H2O is fully bonded.

Project Management
H2O follows Project Management Institute guidelines and practices, and uses Primavera Expedition® construction management software.

Why include water measures in your scope?

Improved Economics
Water projects often have better returns than energy projects. When bundled into energy projects, water projects can allow for an expanded energy scope and/or shorter overall paybacks.

Increased Savings
Water projects mean new sources of savings. In many cases, H2O can help save 20-30% of water/sewer costs.

Federal Policy
The federal ESPC program, recently re-authorized through 2006, amends Executive Order 13123 to specifically include water and wastewater cost reduction measures:

"Through life-cycle cost-effective measures, agencies shall reduce water consumption and associated energy use in their facilities to reach the goals set under section 503(f) of this order. Where possible, water cost savings and associated energy cost savings shall be included in Energy Savings-Performance Contracts and other financing mechanisms." (E.O. 13123, Section 207)

With H2O on the team, ESCO's can help their customers meet federal policy objectives.

Phase II Projects
Many ESCO's with existing client relationships have already completed the most cost-effective energy and water ECM's. A Phase II project focusing on process water can be a viable opportunity for repeat business and can allow for the installation of some additional energy measures.

In a competitive situation, a comprehensive water project can be a winning differentiator. H2O's ability to develop a larger, more attractive scope than other water contractors creates a distinct advantage.