TRC Companies has received one of six grants awarded by the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission (PUC) for programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions generated in the State.

TRC will use the $5m award to implement its Pay for Performance energy efficiency program for large commercial and industrial facilities.

The program, which also operates in New Jersey, takes a comprehensive, whole-building approach to reducing energy use while linking incentives directly to energy savings.

The program will develop a network of qualified partners who provide technical services under direct contract to building owners.

Partners will develop an energy reduction plan for each project that includes a traditional energy audit, a financial plan for funding the energy efficient measures, and a construction schedule for implementation of the facility improvements.

The program is expected to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in New Hampshire by an estimated 147,388 metric tons.

The PUC grants are funded by the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Fund, which consists of proceeds from the auction of carbon allowances through New Hampshire’s participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.