TIPP CITY, Ohio, Aug. 4, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Washington Court House City Schools has partnered with Energy Optimizers, USA, to launch an energy conservation project that will improve energy efficiency at all six of the district's buildings, generating an expected $81,500 in annual savings.
"In our community, we place a high value on ensuring that taxpayer dollars are invested in our classrooms and our students to the greatest extent possible," said Superintendent Matthew McCorkle. "With this project, we're going to stretch taxpayer dollars even further by ensuring we gain the most efficient use out of our electrical and HVAC systems."
Energy efficient measures will include:
- Replacement of interior lighting and exterior lighting with LED technology to improve energy efficiency while enhancing building safety, appearance and security;
- Retro-commissioning of the HVAC systems and advanced energy conservation management to ensure the equipment is performing to standards;
- Protecting critical systems like food storage and servers through demand response shedding;
- Installation of variable frequency drives in classrooms to cut electricity waste;
- Replacement of outdated equipment with two new high-efficiency furnaces, a new HVAC system and ductwork, and building envelope and insulation enhancements in the Field House.
The $697,550 project will be funded through the Ohio School Facilities Commission's House Bill 264 (HB 264) program, enabling the district pay for the improvements using utility savings. The actual cost for the project may be lower after utility rebates are factored in. The projected savings of $81,500 are guaranteed for three years.
"We offer our clients an affordable and proven means for reducing their operating costs and their carbon footprint, which benefits everyone-their students, their staff, their taxpayers and their community at large," said Bob Hausmann, Chief Operating Officer for Energy Optimizers, USA. "When this project is completed, Washington Court House schools will be operating with greater efficiency and their buildings will have improved temperature controls, too."
Energy Optimizers, USA, will also help the district launch a Green Team program to engage students in a STEM-based curriculum and expose them to STEM-based careers. The company will provide Ohio Energy Project academic materials that are aligned to Ohio's academic content standards. Green Team members will take part in STEM-related activities that are focused on energy conservation, while encouraging their peers to become more environmentally conscious.
About Energy Optimizers, USA:
Energy Optimizers, USA works with educational, governmental, commercial and industrial customers to implement energy savings opportunities to reduce operational costs, including lighting retrofits, renewable energy projects (wind and solar), HVAC retrofit projects, building automation retrofits and energy education programs. The company is ranked in the Top 500 of INC. Magazine's list of the 5,000 fastest growing companies in the U.S. (2014), was named the Fastest Growing Company in the region for two consecutive years by the Dayton Business Journal (2013, 2014), and was named a BBB Eclipse Integrity Award Finalist (2012).
To learn more about Energy Optimizers, USA, visit their website at http://energyoptusa.com/ or call them at (937) 877-1919.
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