Energy Services

Efficient, smart and clean within reach.

Take Control of Your Facility Assets

Buildings and energy systems are assets that should serve your core mission. We unlock the full potential of these assets through a holistic portfolio approach designed around the outcomes you desire. Our deep bench of in-house engineers and technical experts integrate into your team to align your facilities with your core mission.

We build trusted, lasting partnerships to drive impact against your most pressing challenges – from long-term capital planning and asset optimization to electrification and decarbonization. That’s why clients trust McKinstry as a single point of accountability for the life of their buildings.

The result; you are empowered to take control of facility operations with the certainty and peace of mind that comes with a proven, trusted partner.


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Average energy costs wasted due to inefficiencies.


Engineering and design

Energy auditing and benchmarking

Energy retrofits and improvements

Shared energy EcoDistricts

Active energy management (AEM)

Facility condition assessments (FCAs)


Capital and long-term asset planning

Master systems integration (MSI)


powerED occupant engagement programs

Transition to sustainable operations (TSO)

Remote monitoring and operations

Measurement and verification

Building systems and controls

Lighting systems and controls


Heating plants (including steam) and chilled water plants


Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems

Central heating and utility plants

Financing and performance contracting

Utility rebates and incentives

Client training and capacity building

KPI setting and tracking

Decarbonization and electrification

Zero-carbon and zero-energy planning


Design-build (DB)

Energy-as-a-Service (EaaS)

Energy savings performance contracting (ESPC)


Engineering, procurement and construction (EPC)

Master service agreement


Professional services consulting

Qualification based selection


K-12 school districts

Higher education

State and local government



Life sciences

Data centers


Commercial office



For the Life of Your Building®

Guaranteed Performance

Together, we’ll prioritize the outcomes most important to the performance and longevity of your buildings, energy systems and assets.  Our in-house engineers and technical experts develop facility improvement strategies to optimize energy usage while improving indoor air quality (IAQ) and overall occupant productivity, comfort and safety.

We design with the end in mind and stick around to make sure it performs. After going through a detailed, investment-grade audit and finalizing project scope, we’ll guarantee energy and cost savings generated by the project. This guarantee provides the certainty needed for near- and long-term capital planning as well as the necessary financing through performance-based contracting.

Going Beyond Energy Efficiency

Optimizing your facility operations is critical to sustained performance. We systematically identify opportunities for energy and operational savings from deep retrofits to reprogramming building automation systems (BAS), lighting controls and on-site walk-throughs to addressing no-to-low-cost fixes available to upgrade system performance.

Additionally, our project development process includes onsite energy generation where feasible, cost effective and aligned with your desired outcomes. McKinstry develops, builds and maintains turnkey rooftop, canopy and ground mounted solar projects along with integrated storage and demand management solutions.

A Budget-Neutral Approach

Budget pressures don’t mean you have to go without. Delivering more impact with less upfront capital requires creativity and a total cost of ownership mindset. We create performance contracting, energy-as-a-service and other financial approaches to guarantee the outcome you need within your budget constraints.

Every dollar counts, which is why we seek out and secure available grants, rebates, tax incentives or programs that offer below-market financing to expand project scope and allow for more informed decision making for all involved. McKinstry has a proven record of securing rebates and incentives from local utilities and maximizing government grants.

Bigger Thinking Drives Better Outcomes

McKinstry looks beyond cookie-cutter approaches to create the right project and financing mechanism needed to drive high-performing facilities. We are masters at performance contracting but know that an ESPC isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution. That’s why we pioneered unique engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) financing mechanisms that span design-build, energy-as-a-service (EaaS) and many other approaches. We start by listening and then tailor our approach to meet your specific opportunities, constraints and budget needs.

Technology Agnostic to Put Your Needs First

We take pride in ensuring your project is delivered on time and on budget while meeting your organization’s performance requirements. We can’t do that if we’re contractually tied to individual technology vendors. That’s why we remain vendor and technology agnostic, giving us the flexibility needed to leverage OEM and manufacturer relationships from across the industry to put your needs above all else.

A National Company Focused on Local Impact

McKinstry is a national leader focused on local impact. Your project cannot succeed without understanding the need to meet local policies, codes and the need for effective community awareness. We understand these needs because we live in the communities we serve. At the same time, every local project is backed by our national bench of construction, energy and facility optimization experts – not to mention one of our industry’s largest engineering teams that can design and stamp your projects. This additional horsepower allows our teams to call in specific expertise and resources when needed to better serve you.

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