TIPP CITY, Ohio, June 27, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Jeff Langdon, Superintendent of Deer Park Community City Schools, announced that the district is implementing an energy conservation project to reduce energy usage, improve the facilities, and save taxpayer dollars. “We are very fortunate to be able to increase the efficiency of our school buildings and at the same time save our taxpayers significant tax dollars. We look forward to the completion of the HB 264 Project so that we can showcase the results to our school community,” stated Jeff Landon, Superintendent of Deer Park Community City Schools. The district selected Energy Optimizers, USA, to develop complete turn-key energy conservation solutions for four district buildings.
To implement this project without asking for any taxpayer money, the district is utilizing a funding mechanism through the Ohio School Facilities Commission’s House Bill 264 program.
Energy Savings for Deer Park Community City Schools
With efficiency, sustainability, and cost savings in mind, Energy Optimizers, USA, along with strategic partner, SHP Leading Design, has designed the Deer Park Community City Schools project to include significant energy conservation measures that will result in a reduction of at least $45,352 in annual energy savings. The implementation of this project will ensure that both Holmes Primary Schools and the Deer Park Junior/Senior High School will experience building upgrades and improved utility efficiencies.
“To date, SHP has helped over 30 school districts with energy saving initiatives,” noted Charlie Jahnigen, Vice President of SHP Leading Design. “Since 2009, SHP has worked with Deer Park Community City Schools to improve their learning environments. Focusing on energy efficiency is a great step to long-term facility management,” added Jahnigen. The breadth of project experience and commitment to a critical mission by Energy Optimizers, USA and SHP will serve this Cincinnati-area school district well. The benefits of this partnership are multi-faceted in the sense that not only will the project be implemented in a timely and thorough manner, the mission of both companies is met by executing sustainable, responsible energy conservation projects while alleviating the costs associated with maintaining a comfortable and productive space for learning.
At a cost of $523,352, this project includes interior and exterior lighting updates, kitchen walk-in temperature controls, real-time energy management, and a variable refrigerant flow system in the High School’s computer lab and in Holmes Primary, which is vastly more efficient than the existing window units and will maintain a comfortable, productive environment for both students and faculty. In addition to the two-year energy management program, Energy Optimizers, USA will also provide funds to both the Primary and Junior/Senior High to implement an energy education program, which will be available to interested students.
“We are excited about the implementation of this project,” notes Greg Smith, President of Energy Optimizers, USA. “Through this process Deer Park Community City Schools will not only experience a reduction in energy consumption, resulting in a significant annual savings in utility costs, their facilities will be more efficient and sustainable. We have made a commitment to the educational institutions we serve to create a comfortable, environmentally responsible learning environment where students can flourish, in addition to providing funds to foster energy education.”
Energy Education Program
Energy Optimizers, USA will work with the school district to implement an energy education and training program, tied to the curriculum, for students and staff. Activities will include creating and implementing a district-wide energy conservation handbook incorporating suggested student and staff behaviors and expectations that directly affect energy usage, and having the school district qualify for and become recognized by the Federal Energy Star Energy Efficient Buildings Program.
About Energy Optimizers, USA
Energy Optimizers, USA works with Ohio school districts and government agencies 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. To learn more about Energy Optimizers, USA, visit their website at http://energyoptimizersusa.com or call them at (937) 877-1919.
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