As part of the ESPC, Ameresco provided an alternative fuel source for electricity by bringing natural gas service to both the Warwick and Lincoln campuses. These upgrades will help to maintain consistent and reasonable levels of occupant comfort and building functionality, which, in turn, will reduce maintenance needs, improve indoor air quality, lower energy consumption, and maximize the efficiency of the campus and the comfort of its population without disturbing the college’s ongoing educational operations.“The Community College of Rhode Island is a forward-thinking institution committed to environmental stewardship and we are very pleased to partner with them on their sustainability initiatives,” said George P. Sakellaris, President and CEO, Ameresco. “CCRI has undertaken projects and infrastructure improvements that set the college at the forefront of providing a better learning environment for its students and staff. In addition to improvements on campus, the broader community also benefits from local jobs and the local investment.” Ameresco has a strong track record of partnering with institutions of higher education across the nation to help them apply their strained budgets wisely and facilitate needed improvements to their energy infrastructure. The increasingly popular ESPC financing model allows the customer to immediately reap the benefits of increased energy efficiency in a budget-neutral manner by guaranteeing the energy savings will exceed the initial investment of the project. About CCRI The Community College of Rhode Island, New England’s largest community college, has full-service campuses in Warwick, Lincoln, Providence and Newport and operates satellites in Westerly and at the Shepard Building in Providence. CCRI enrolls an average of nearly 18,000 students annually in credit courses and thousands more in noncredit and workforce training classes and programs. For more information, visit www.ccri.edu/. About Ameresco, Inc. Founded in 2000, Ameresco Inc. (NYSE:AMRC) is a leading independent provider of comprehensive services, energy efficiency, infrastructure upgrades, asset sustainability and renewable energy solutions for facilities throughout North America. Ameresco’s services include upgrades to a facility’s energy infrastructure and the development, construction and operation of renewable energy plants. Ameresco has successfully completed energy saving, environmentally responsible projects with federal, state and local governments, health care and educational institutions, housing authorities, and commercial and industrial customers. With its corporate headquarters in Framingham, Mass., Ameresco provides local expertise through its 63 offices in 34 states and five Canadian provinces. Ameresco has more than 900 employees. For more information, visit www.ameresco.com.