Utility Savings Initiative

The Utility Savings Initiative (USI) is North Carolina's lead-by-example program supporting energy efficiency in public buildings.  The program was created to assist North Carolina governmental units manage the use and cost of energy, water and other utilities in their facilities.

The program serves state agencies, the University of North Carolina system, the state's community colleges, public schools, county and municipal governments.

The effort includes oversight of the Performance Contracting process for governmental units.

Team activities are guided by the USI Strategic Energy Plan, which is updated annually and reviewed quarterly. 

To learn more about the program, read the annual reports to the N.C. General Assembly:

USI News and Announcements

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • EXISTING BUILDING COMMISSIONING: EB CX
          For: USI Participants; Univ, Agencies, CCs, K12, Local govt.
          When: Tue, February 28, 2017 1:00-3:00PM
          Where: UNCC Storrs; Parking Deck 1, $6 Parking fee
          Details: visit Outreach and Training page

PERFORMANCE CONTRACT MEASUREMENT AND VERIFICATION GUIDELINES

As a result of a two year project to focus on improved efforts to advance performance contracting, the following documents should be referenced for use with government Guaranteed Energy Savings Contracts in North Carolina:

USI FORUM SUMMARY

A summary of the 2016 USI Forum is now available, as well as a spreadsheet of all barriers and solutions gathered from each group session.

Associated Files