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Canton Local Schools - Energy Savings Measures Exceed Projections

Posted on 1/28/2010

In October of 2007, Canton Local Schools implemented an energy-savings project with CCG. The annual projected utility savings were $57,649. One year after the project was completed the actual project savings totaled $60,038, exceeding the original projection.

The district decided to implement a House Bill 264 Energy Conservation Program to make many needed building improvements. The majority of the project consisted of complete lighting upgrades at Faircrest Middle School, Walker Elementary, the Bus Garage/Career Center and the Administration Building.  Gymnasium lighting at South High School was also updated.  Water conservation was implemented at Faircrest Middle School with the installation of low flow toilets, waterless urinals and a dishwasher that uses less water for rinsing.  Gas consumption has been reduced with the installation of infrared heaters and new Insul-Tite garage doors in the Bus Garage. By implementing the House Bill 264 Program, the district was able to fund the energy project using the cost savings from the improvements. No additional taxpayer funds were needed.

Four of the five buildings involved in this project now have ENERGY STAR® ratings above 75 and qualify to begin the certification process for the EPA’s ENERGY STAR award. To qualify for the ENERGY STAR, a building must score in the top 25 percent based on EPA’s National Energy Performance Rating System and requires a facility audit by a professional engineer.  School buildings that have earned the award in the past use nearly 40 percent less energy than average buildings. They also emit 35 percent less carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, offering a significantly smaller carbon footprint. These facilities excel due to good energy management practices, such as routine energy efficiency benchmarking.

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