Bernhard Earns 2022 Engineering Excellence Award for Energy, Large Project Category from American Council of Engineering Companies of Arkansas

UAMS energy project selected as winning submission


Bernhard was announced as the winner in the Energy, Large Project category at the American Council of Engineering Companies of Arkansas (ACEC) annual 2022 Engineering Excellence Awards (EEAs) celebration on March 31, 2022 at the Arkansas Governor’s Mansion in Little Rock. The winning project was the $150 million Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) with University of Arkansas Medical Sciences, the largest energy savings project in Arkansas, the largest in the academic and healthcare sector, and one of the largest in the United States.

“This honor recognizes our dedication, innovation and hard work in this monumental project,” said Tim Staley, president of engineering at Bernhard. “Working alongside the UAMS team, we’ve created a truly unique partnership, which has and will continue to bring energy savings on a macro scale.”

The EEAs recognize Arkansas engineering projects that demonstrate a high degree of achievement, value, and ingenuity, according to ACEC. Judged by a panel of industry professionals from around the state, projects were evaluated based on uniqueness, future value to the engineering profession, sustainable considerations, and successful fulfillment of the client’s needs.

“Our Arkansas engineers are highly skilled and integral to the success of our state,” said Angie Cooper, executive director of ACEC. “Projects like UAMS and Bernhard are key to creating sustainable and increasing growth in Arkansas.”

In July 2019, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) was given approval by the University of Arkansas System Trustees for a $150 million Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) that is administered through the Arkansas Energy Performance Contracting (AEPC) program and implemented by Bernhard.