energy savings

(2) The term “energy savings” means— (A) a reduction in the cost of energy, water, or wastewater treatment, from a base cost established through a methodology set forth in the contract, used in an existing Federal building (as defined in section 8259 of this title ) as a result of— (i) the lease or purchase of operating equipment, improvements, altered operation and maintenance, or technical services; (ii) the increased efficient use of existing energy sources by cogeneration or heat recovery, excluding any cogeneration process for other than a Federal building (as defined in section 8259 of this title ; or (iii) the increased efficient use of existing water sources in either interior or exterior applications; (B) the increased efficient use of an existing energy source by cogeneration or heat recovery; (C) if otherwise authorized by Federal or State law (including regulations), the sale or transfer of electrical or thermal energy generated on-site from renewable energy sources or cogeneration, but in excess of Federal needs, to utilities or non-Federal energy users; (D) the increased efficient use of existing water sources in interior or exterior applications; (E) the use, sale, or transfer of any energy and water incentive, rebate, grid services revenue, or credit (including a renewable energy certificate); and (F) any revenue generated from a reduction in energy or water use, more efficient waste recycling, or additional energy generated from more efficient equipment.

Source

42 USC § 8287c(2)


Scoping language

For purposes of this subchapter
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