The journey to net-zero is full of unique obstacles and hurdles for each industry to overcome. For municipalities, universities, schools, and hospitals (MUSH) the biggest issue is often getting started in their energy transformation. With aging infrastructure and uncertain revenue MUSH institutions cannot afford to fund a decarbonization strategy that will require the high upfront costs of new assets or smart system updates.
That’s why Energy-as-a-Service (EaaS) serves as a perfect fit for the MUSH market to reach their decarbonization goals. With pre-defined service payments, budgeting is made simple and affordable with no upfront capital expenditure. In addition, customers can realize energy savings immediately, often as early as day one, which is a win-win for facilities to kick off their decarbonization strategies.
“EaaS is playing a central role in turbocharging decarbonization while providing value for customers and society.
There has long been a misconception within the MUSH market that undergoing an energy transformation and embracing energy efficiency and low carbon solutions requires a large amount of equity to be invested in new technology and in many cases, upgrades are given little consideration since they are perceived as too expensive. But with EaaS they don’t have to be and MUSH institutions can achieve their decarbonization targets without significantly altering their business model.
Ultimately, EaaS solutions de-risk upgrading energy systems, while offering immediate infrastructure renewal, better technology, and software and as a result energy optimization improvements. This translates into utility cost savings as well as improved resilience and reliability of critical infrastructure systems. Given the ease and speed at which EaaS solutions can be integrated into MUSH institutions’ business models, EaaS is playing a central role in turbocharging decarbonization while providing value for customers and society. At Calibrant, we are delighted to offer tailor-made EaaS solutions and draw on our wealth of experience helping municipalities, universities, schools, and hospitals reach their climate goals.
Thomas Biddinger is the Director of Business Development & Partnerships at Calibrant Energy.