Polsinelli's Energy Team members align their deep and diverse experience in energy efficiency and energy performance contracting with the needs of individual clients. Our attorneys have worked with both energy services companies (“ESCOs”) and host facilities to contract for energy efficiency retrofits to achieve reductions in energy load, utility costs, and greenhouse gas emissions. We have collaborated with clients on projects in all major building sectors, such as commercial, residential, retail, university, hospital, and municipal.

  • Advising ESCO on all matters relating to energy efficiency projects, including monetizing tax incentives, project financing and lease financing, and energy performance contracting.
  • Served as general counsel to start-up ESCO and advised such company on efficiency projects in Texas.
  • Advised national ESCO on energy performance contracting issues with the government of the Virgin Islands.
  • Served as outside general counsel to start-up energy services company in Florida and advised such company on efficiency projects in New York, the Bahamas, and Florida.
  • Advised energy technology company on rollout of emissions control technologies in the Bahamas.
  • Advised hospital in North Carolina on energy performance contracting and municipal financing.
  • Advised national real estate management company on strategies to reduce energy costs and consumption.
  • Advised national grocery store chain on contracting with an ESCO to lease and install cogeneration units in its stores and to arrange for the operation and maintenance of such units.
  • Advised a cooperative apartment building on contracting with energy consultants to purchase on-site cogeneration facilities.
  • Advised a condominium apartment building on contracting with a neighborhood condominium building to sell steam to the neighbor.
  • Advised a state university on wholesale and retail strategies for maximizing the pecuniary benefits of on-site cogeneration.