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CCG Automation Guides Strasburg-Franklin Local Schools to a 1st Place Finish in the EPA National Building Competition

Posted on 4/20/2017

CCG Automation, Inc. announced today that an energy project completed at Strasburg-Franklin K-12 Building earned first place in the K-12 Category of the EPA’s 2016 ENERGY STAR National Building Competition: Battle of the Buildings.

The project, completed in August 2016 by CCG, finished first with 134 buildings competing in the K-12 Category and 834 overall from throughout the country.  Strasburg-Franklin K-12 Building reduced energy by 42% more than other K-12 buildings that competed.  Additionally, the 103,693-square foot building recently earned its Energy Star Certification.

The project with CCG Automation addressed comfort issues, high energy consumption and escalating operational costs in their nine-year-old K-12 building.  The project included a replacement of the building automation system and remediation of numerous mechanical design/installation issues.

In addition to the award-winning energy reductions, the building is more comfortable than ever.  According to Doug Lancashire from Osborn Engineering, who completed the EPA’s verification process for this competition, “It was one of the most uniformly lit and uniform temperature schools I’ve been through.  You folks did a nice job on this one – as always.”

For three months from September 1 - November 30, 2016, more than 800 + buildings from across the country competed in the 2016 National Building Competition: BOOTCAMP. Competitors worked to cut energy and water waste, one energy or water-saving action at a time, and tracked their building's monthly energy and water consumption using ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager®, EPA’s online measurement and tracking tool. https://www.energystar.gov/buildings/about-us/how-can-we-help-you/communicate/energy-star-communications-toolkit/motivate-competition-0

About Energy Star: ENERGY STAR certified buildings and plants meet strict energy performance standards set by EPA. They use less energy, are less expensive to operate, and cause fewer greenhouse gas emissions than their peers. Starting with the first ENERGY STAR certified building in 1999, tens of thousands of buildings and plants across America have already earned EPA’s ENERGY STAR for superior energy performance.

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