In the United States, a university is a real city. And like a city, you have to manage its water and energy supply. What the management of the establishment can do directly. “American universities benefit from significant state subsidies, but have a great deal of management autonomy, explains Thierry Déau, CEO of the Meridiam investment fund. And they are committed, particularly in California, to improving their environmental record. ” And Meridiam is scoring points in this area. It has just signed a contract with the University of Fresno, California, for the operation, maintenance and improvement of its water and energy distribution system. The fund will own 100% of the project, and will use energy service provider Noresco operationally. The University of Fresno represents 25,000 users.
This thirty-year contract represents an initial investment of $ 300 million (approximately $ 250 million