Traditional upgrade process takes years. Sustainability Partners’ upgrade process takes weeks. A typical process requires: an idea that needs analysis, specifications, budget, procurement cycle, contracts, installation, commissioning, and measurement of results.

SP simplifies the RFP process and accelerates the procurement cycle to make it easy to upgrade your infrastructure.


Select old infrastructure for upgrade; sign simple 5-page agreement


SP pays to design, and procure a sustainable solution


SP pays for installation and ongoing maintenance


SP pays to continuously monitor for performance and usage


SP sends invoices monthly based on actual usage


You benefit from lowered expenses and improved facilities

How We Compare

Stop the painful cycle of RFI, RFP, budgeting, financing, bond, taxes, rental, PPA’s, leases and shared savings arrangements. This is NOT a loan, lease, financing agreement, bond, ESCO, installment purchase, rental, or ordinary sharing-agreement. We actually assume the ownership responsibilities and risks.

We pay for 100% of materials and installation and we continuously invest in well-funded maintenance, upgrades, and eventual replacements. Our simple, utility-structured SaaS® agreements give customers high impact solutions with no cash outlay, personal or corporate guarantees, security interests or collateral, thereby making the transaction completely off balance sheet.

With SP, you have no guaranteed minimums, terms, or debt. Simply pay for use.

Term Length Min. Monthly Charge Agreement Complexity Is it CAPEX? Maintenance Included Upgrades Included Fees to Cancel Required Guarantees
Sustainability Partners LLC Monthly NO Simple 5 page NO YES YES NO NO
Loan 6-20 years YES Complex 15 page YES NO NO YES YES
Lease 6-10 years YES Complex 20 page YES NO NO YES YES
Financing Agreement 3-10 years YES Complex 25 page YES NO NO YES YES
ESCO 7-30 years YES Complex 120 page YES NO NO YES YES
Ordinary Sharing-Agreement 10* years YES Average 7 page YES NO NO YES YES

A Behind the Scenes Utility

Utilities–like gas, electric, and water–are essential and easy to contract. They run continuously and reliably 24×7, 365 days, year after year.

Like a utility, we work behind the scenes to provide you essential infrastructure components with no demands on your budget. SP is committed to delivering utility type services inside your facilities through the creation of the first inside/internal utility and the SaaS™ model to fund, design, procure, install, maintain, warrant and continually upgrade equipment. Just like the outside utility companies, we bring our own capital to the table to provide what you need, when you need it, and where you need it, and then maintain it as long as you are a customer, creating a win-win for everyone.

SP requires no facility guarantees, minimums or multi-year contracts. The new infrastructure is simply paid for by usage fees, when and if used. Thus, a school that is closed during the summer or spring break incurs no fees to SP.

While our service is comparable, our commitment goes beyond that of a traditional utility. We aren’t just delivering a standard product to your door. We work tirelessly to ensure your solutions are always at peak performance.

  • No guarantee minimums, monthly commitments, or multi¬year contracts
  • Anytime purchase option at cost less usage
  • Simplified RFP and easy procurement
  • Usage-based billing; no use = no fees
  • Sub-meter data automatically sent to cloud
  • 24/7 monitoring and real-time alerts for potential outages or performance problems
  • Upgrades and maintenance included

How to Get Started

  • Meet with one of our business development team.
  • Sign the basic terms and conditions document.
  • Let us work with you to determine the first project (or use one that you already have teed up but don’t have the funding to start).
  • If you have already designed a project, simply provide it to us and we’ll take it from there. If not, we’ll handle everything from start to finish.
  • Sit back and let us do the work.
  • Enjoy the benefits every month – increased reliability, lower costs, lower workload, and improved aesthetics.


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