North Newton School District, MOROCCO, IN
$660,308 in energy savings over eight years; savings guaranteed by contractor; new cooling capacity; improved building comfort and HVAC reliability; high-efficiency lighting; resolution of environmental issues; competitive financing; protection of capital; lower operating costs; ongoing economies, efficiencies and investment returns.
To reduce energy costs and improve efficiencies at nine facilities, five in one area and four in another.
This client hired ECS under a performance contracting agreement that called for upgrading and replacing the client’s mechanical, electrical and energy management systems. After evaluating the client’s facilities’ needs, the company recommended technologies that would achieve a guaranteed level of savings. ECS also helped the district arrange a financing package through local and regional lending institutions. This enabled the client to conserve capital while covering the project’s costs.
Once the scope of work had been decided, ECS experts self-performed the entire project. They converted existing fuel oil heating to low power gas, improving efficiency and helping to eliminate some long-standing environmental issues. The company further reduced the district’s energy costs by installing high-efficiency boilers at the high school and administration buildings, retrofitting the district’s lighting systems, putting variable frequency drives on existing air-handling units, and installing an automatic pool cover at the high school to reduce that facility’s heat loss and improve operating efficiencies. The company then connected the new and existing equipment to a sophisticated, district-wide energy management system that will automatically optimize performance and economies.
Additional information: ECS guaranteed this client average annual energy savings over 10 years of at least $69,063. After eight years, the average annual savings was $82,539.
The North Newton School District includes four schools that serve approximately 1,600 students in grades K-12.