Energy Consulting for $10M+ GESA Project


HRG served as the energy consultant and assisted with preparing the project RFP as well as the review and assessment of the RFP responses.

HRG was selected as the Owner’s Representative / Energy Consultant with the purpose of assisting the PCCA to solicit proposals from qualified Energy Service Companies (ESCOs) to implement a Guaranteed Energy Savings Project under the guidelines of Pennsylvania’s guaranteed energy savings Act 57.

The Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority (“PCCA” or “the Authority”) is the entity responsible for the construction and operation of the Pennsylvania Convention Center (“Center”). PCCA is a body corporate and politic, created and existing as an agency and public instrumentality of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Convention Center is located in Philadelphia on a site bounded by 11th, Broad, Arch and Race Streets plus the former Train shed north of Market Street and East of 12th Street.

The original Center constructed in 1992-1993, consists of approximately 1.3 million square feet including: 440,000 square feet of exhibit space; 125,000 square feet of ballroom/meeting space and a 125,000 square foot farmers market. PCCA constructing in 2011 a 975,000-square foot expansion of the Center that includes an additional approximate 260,000 square feet of Exhibition Space; 63,000 square feet of Meeting Rooms; a second Ballroom of 57,000 square feet and a multi-story Atrium Entrance on Broad Street.

HRG provided RFP development services including:

  • Work with PCCA officials to develop a strategy to engage an Energy Services Company (ESCO) for the proposed project;
  • Help draft of Request for Qualifications/Proposal
  • Help prepare the RFP documents, evaluation materials for the Board / Evaluation Panel Members

This project was successfully completed and the ESCO project was implemented in multiple phases between 2018 and 2020.


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