We are very excited to announce a new master services agreement with Federal Energy Solutions of Siemens Industry, Inc. Berghorn Group will provide independent project review (technical feasibility and constructability) for a variety of correctional facility energy performance contracting (EPC) projects as well as provide development services for newly-acquired EPC retrofit projects. We are looking forward to a long-term and fruitful relationship with Siemens as we grow our footprint nationally, and diversify our corrections vertical market presence into the federal facilities niche.
Dr. George Berghorn has been appointed to a two year term on the American Correctional Association's Clean and Green Committee. The committee is charged with helping advance sustainable practices within correctional facilities and is a resource for the ACA sustainable practices accreditation standard. The committee is made up of a wide variety of corrections practitioners, sustainability experts, technology providers, and academics and meets twice per year during ACA conferences. The committee is currently undertaking a national survey of sustainable practices in corrections and hopes to publish Phase I survey results later this year. Dr. Berghorn is heading up this effort along with five other members.