The United States Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island Earns Top Project of the Year Award from Environment + Energy Leader

Ameresco, Inc., (NYSE: AMRC), a leading energy efficiency and renewable energy company, today announced that its work at the United States Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) Parris Island has received a Top Project of the Year Award in the Environment + Energy Leader Awards program. Organized annually, the program’s expert judges identified the MCRD Parris Island project as a leading example of the innovative work being done today in the fields of energy and environmental management.

In June 2019, Ameresco completed a comprehensive energy resiliency project at the MCRD Parris Island, which included the development of distributed generation, energy storage, and secure microgrid controls. The MCRD Parris Island is responsible for training more than 20,000 recruits annually and its operations are mission-critical for preserving national security.

“With rapid advancements and a near-constant rate of change in the field, sustainability and energy professionals had to prove to our judges that they were really the best of the best this year,” says Sarah Roberts, Environment + Energy Leader publisher.

One judge said of the Parris Island project, "This showcases the success of a very large project that completed a comprehensive energy infrastructure project with the overarching goal of optimizing energy resiliency.”

In tandem with its Top Project of the Year win, Ameresco will participate in the Environment + Energy Leader Awards Summit on Tuesday, July 21, 2020. During a half-hour session, scheduled to air at 2:30 p.m. ET, Nicole Bulgarino, EVP and General Manager, Federal Solutions at Ameresco, will share how the project at Parris Island came to be, lessons learned, and the successes to-date in their mission to achieve critical campus resiliency and sustainability goals. Interested attendees can register for the session titled Mission Critical Operations: Achieving Energy Resiliency on Campus at US MCRD Parris Island, here.

“The project we completed at Parris Island is exceptional and has dramatically increased the resilience of the base’s energy network,” said Ameresco’s Nicole Bulgarino. “While we are honored that our work has been recognized for its excellence by E+E judges, we are most proud that we have been able to support the mission of the U.S. Marine Corps and ensure that the important activities that take place there may continue for time to come.”

The Environment + Energy Leader Awards is a program recognizing excellence in products and services that provide companies with energy and environmental benefits, and in projects implemented by companies that improved environmental or energy management and increased the bottom line. This year’s complete list of winners - along with its panel of expert judges and its two Judges’ Choice Award winners - will be announced during an Awards Summit on July 21, 2020, beginning at 10:00 a.m ET. To register to attend, click here or visit

About the Environment + Energy Leader Awards
For nearly a decade, the Environment + Energy Leader Awards have celebrated excellence in the world of environmental, sustainability and energy management. Award winners are truly buzz-worthy, and companies that sport a Top Project or Top Product of the Year Award badge are known to be the best of the best. When other companies are seeking a sustainability or energy management solution, they know that E+E Product of the Year Award winners offer a significant group of products, vetted by experts, to peruse for help in making their decisions. Project of the Year Award winners are known to illustrate how sustainability and energy management projects can successfully help other companies improve the bottom line.

About the Environment + Energy Leader Awards Summit
During the one-day E+E Awards Summit, Environment + Energy Leader will announce the complete list of Top Product and Top Project of the Year Award winners, recognize and thank its panel of industry experts who evaluated and scored entries, and announce and chat with the two Judges’ Choice Award winners. Participating winners will then take the podium to share details about their Product or Project of the Year Award win. To register, or for more details, visit

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 businesses and organizations throughout North America and Europe. Ameresco’s sustainability 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, healthcare and educational institutions, housing authorities, and commercial and industrial customers. With its corporate headquarters in Framingham, MA, Ameresco has more than 1,000 employees providing local expertise in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit