South Central Community School Corporation, UNION MILLS, IN
$377,649 in operational savings in less than nine years, which was $85,793 more than the project cost; guaranteed savings; improved system reliability and building comfort; better lighting; reduced heat loss from swimming pool; competitive financing; protection of capital; ongoing economies, efficiencies and investment returns.
Reduce energy costs and improve efficiencies for a 143,000-square-foot school building.
This client selected ECS to perform the comprehensive upgrades needed to reduce its energy and operational/maintenance costs. Based on ECS’s preliminary evaluation, the company gave the school a performance contract guaranteeing annual energy savings of $39,400 for 10 years, enough to pay for the project…and then some. ECS even arranged a 10-year financing package, enabling the client to conserve capital by paying for the project out of ongoing savings.
With the contract and financing in place, ECS crews self-performed the complete range of activities necessary to meet the client’s goals. To upgrade the school’s air conditioning system, the company removed and replaced the multi-zone electric system with a more efficient multi-zone natural gas-fired system. Other energy solutions included retrofitting the lighting system and installing a cover for the swimming pool. To ensure high-quality ongoing support, ECS also provided a full-coverage maintenance agreement.
Additional information: By the end of the sixth year, this project had paid for itself; by the end of the ninth year, it had achieved the total projected guaranteed savings.