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Energy Savings Performance Contract Training

The Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) offers specialized training about energy savings performance contracts (ESPCs).

In-Person, On-Site ESPC Workshops

Agency ESPC acquisition teams that train together are more likely to succeed in keeping on track and implementing high-value ESPC projects.


FEMP strongly recommends that agency acquisition teams take advantage of FEMP’s free ESPC workshops because they offer agencies the opportunity to get answers to questions about their own specific projects.  FEMP offers the following in-person, on-site training opportunities:

  • ESPC Comprehensive Workshop: This three-day workshop covers the entire ESPC process and offers an introduction to measurement and verification. This workshop uses examples of actual contract documents and exercises to teach participants about the details of ESPC project procurement. Workshops are held four times per year in locations across the country. Check the FEMP Training Search to see if dates are scheduled.

  • On-Site Training Customized for Agency Groups: This workshop, which is arranged by a federal project executive (FPE), is customized to meet agency needs and can range from a one- or two-hour executive summary for upper management to a four-hour, one-day, or two-day workshop. Contact your FPE to schedule this training at your organization.

On-Demand Training

FEMP offers the following on-demand, online training courses and webinars through the FEMP Training Search.


  • Energy Savings Performance Contracting: An Advanced Guide: This eTraining core course explains how federal performance contracting mandates require agencies to evaluate their facilities, identify potential savings, and appropriately leverage both private and public sector funding to invest in comprehensive projects. This comprehensive course takes about nine hours to complete and awards .90 IACET continuing education units (CEUs).

  • Energy Savings Performance Contracts: Five Phases to Success: This eTraining core course introduces students to the fundamentals of ESPCs, an alternative financing vehicle that allows federal agencies to complete energy-savings projects without up-front capital costs and special Congressional appropriations by partnering with an energy service company. This course takes about four hours to complete and awards .40 IACET CEUs.

  • Measurement and Verification in ESPCs: This eTraining core course provides students with a thorough understanding of the key issues in measurement and verification (M&V) of energy ESPCs so they can negotiate for better M&V in their projects. This course takes about three hours to complete and awards .40 IACET CEUs.

  • Financing and Pricing Evaluation for Energy Savings Performance Contracts: This webinar helps Federal agencies learn how ESPCs can finance the reduction of facility energy use and costs. It offers a brief overview of costs and pricing review of the ESPC final proposal.

  • Just-In-Time ESPC Webinar Sessions: This three-session webinar series can help federal agencies that are developing ESPC projects or anticipating ESPC proposals to award high-quality, on-time ESPC task orders.

  • Energy Savings Performance Contracts: Quality Assurance Over the Life of the Contract: Webinar addresses the responsibilities of agency contracting and technical personnel for administering an ESPC task order during its post-acceptance performance period. It also discusses life-of-contract (LOC) services and training provided by the FEMP to agencies with ESPCs in the performance period. The purpose of LOC services is to help agencies maintain compliance and high value in their ESPC projects.

  • Combined Heat and Power in Energy Savings Performance Contracts: Webinar discusses the first steps to consider with a combined heat and power (CHP) project and financing it through an energy savings performance contract (ESPC) by understanding technology deployment in ESPCs.

  • Introduction to Alternative Financing for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy: This webinar teaches how to use alternative financing tools to plan and implement energy- and water-saving measures and renewable energy systems in your Federal facility.