Since Performance Contracting for Energy & Environmental Systems was published in 1992, the world of performance contracting has changed dramatically, though the essential elements of successful projects remain the same. This book tackles the considerable task of providing "state of the art" facts about the process, from financing, to measurement and verification, to risk management, with up-to-date how-to's for both end users and energy service companies. You'll find expert advice on developing RFPs and RFQs, tips on making your energy project financeable, and guidelines for effectively negotiating and developing energy services agreements. You'll learn the best strategies for managing risks, both from a user's and a service provider's point of view, as well as how best to utilize existing measurement and verification tools to assess project performance. Also addressed are the globalization of energy service companies, new financial opportunities, the expansion of performance contracting into non-energy arenas, and the impact of utility deregulation on the industry. The book provides an invaluable authoritative information resource on using performance contracting as an optimum business solution for achieving energy savings.