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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

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Energy Savings Performance Contract

On September 4, 2019 City Council heard a Report from Procurement on the Regular Agenda to accept the Guaranteed Maximum Price of $978,978 from McKinstry to implement Phase 1 of the ESPC and enter into the Design-Build Contract for Phase 1 work:

The scope of Phase 1 includes:

  1. LED lighting and select energy measures at seven parks (see parks below)
  2. Improvements at Montavilla Community Center.
  3. Replacement of irrigation well pump at East Delta Park.

In 2017, City Council approved a pilot ESPC approach for PP&R which became an initiative in our 2017-2020 Strategic Plan.  In addition to achieving environmental goals, Phase 1 will save $45,000 per year in utility costs and reduce the maintenance gap by over $100,000 per year. Appendix B includes Council filing documents for the Ordinance and Summary on the issue.

This initiative is expected to:

  • Lower our costs at 9 PP&R sites;
  • Address critical maintenance issues; and
  • Set a model for other Bureaus to use this alternative contracting approach to advance our City Climate Action Plan.

ESPC Phase 1 Sites and Measures


*Equity Score


Bloomington   Park



  • LEDs   (pathways, exterior, interior)
  • Pathway   lighting fault-detection
  • Irrigation   system improvements
  • Splash   pad controls

Ed   Benedict Park


Raymond   Park


Ventura   Park


Knott   Park


Brentwood   Park


Kenton   Park


East   Delta Park


  • Replace well pump

Montavilla   Community Center


  • New boiler
  • Variable frequency drive pool pump
  • LEDs   interior and exterior
  • Water fixture retrofits

*1 to 5 scale, with 5 indicating more vulnerable sites based on three metrics for the Service Area exceeding City of Portland Averages:

  • Percent of People of Color
  • Percent of Youth
  • Percent of People Below Poverty Line.