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Stewart County and Ameresco Announce Successful Energy Efficiency Project at Municipal Buildings and EMS Facilities

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Energy efficiency project in rural Tennessee is resulting in
recurring energy cost savings and enhancing the quality of
municipally-owned buildings

Ameresco, Inc. (NYSE:AMRC), a leading energy
efficiency
and energy
infrastructure
company, today announced the successful energy
efficiency project serving the municipal government buildings of Stewart
County, Tennessee
. Ameresco installed multiple energy conservation
measures to eight local government facilities, including administrative
buildings, a courthouse, and emergency medical services (EMS)
facilities. The project has successfully reduced utility and operational
costs year-over-year since its completion in 2016.

"Stewart County is a great case study for how small municipal
governments can modernize their buildings through energy efficiency
upgrades and realize a continued return on investment," said Louis P.
Maltezos, Executive Vice President, Ameresco. "By upgrading building
energy systems and installing new windows and doors, the County's
buildings are far more cost-effective to operate and maintain."

"Stewart County has saved over $28,000 in utility and operational
expenses in the first year as result of this project," said Rickie D.
Joiner, Stewart County Mayor. "The lighting and HVAC systems are
highly-efficient and have also improved the quality of air and light in
the County's buildings. This has been a successful partnership to
realize cost savings and improve our facilities within our community."

Ameresco implemented the $515,960 modernization project under an Energy
Services Agreement and provides a guarantee of annual energy savings to
the County through 2028. Funding for the project was complemented with a
$250,000 Clean
Tennessee Energy Grant
and over $20,000 in utility rebates and rate
savings. Energy improvements were made to the Courthouse, County
Library, Courthouse Annex, Administrative Building, and three EMS
Facilities which provide ambulatory services.

More than 950 lighting fixtures were replaced or retrofitted with highly
efficient interior and exterior LED lighting systems. HVAC and boiler
control upgrades, as well as new windows and doors, were installed in
multiple buildings. Advanced lighting controls were also installed to
the County's Visitors Center which serves as a community center and
museum. New windows, high volume fans, and upgraded lighting have
dramatically improved the functionality and occupancy comfort of the
Courthouse.

Stewart County is a rural municipality located in central Tennessee. The
county seat is located in Dover, Tennessee.

About Ameresco

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 www.ameresco.com.

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