Oak Hill Union Local Schools Save Taxpayers $156,902 in One Year Through Energy Conservation Measures

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TIPP CITY, Ohio, April 23, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Michael McCoy, Superintendent of Oak Hill Union Local Schools, is pleased to announce that the District has saved $156,902 during the first year after implementing an energy conservation project with Energy Optimizers, USA, a Tipp City, Ohio based company.

"The Oak Hill Union Local Schools maintenance staff has worked with Energy Optimizers, USA to ensure that the taxpayers' investment in the energy savings project started in 2012 has not only been achieved but has greatly exceeded the estimates. That is a testament to our staff's dedication to ensuring that we operate our facilities as efficiently and effectively as possible," says McCoy.

Energy Optimizers, USA and school personnel identified numerous opportunities to improve the facilities' HVAC equipment, building controls, and lighting. Original estimated energy savings were $97,799 for the first year, but in reality, $156,902 has been saved during from January 2013 through December 2013 - achieving more than 50 percent above original estimates. The savings have been normalized for changes in weather as well as fluctuating energy cost rates.

The District utilized a funding mechanism through the Ohio School Facilities Commission's House Bill 264 program so that the District did not have to ask for any taxpayer dollars.

Energy Optimizers, USA performed lighting retrofits to increase light levels in all buildings, including installation of occupancy sensors, daylight harvesting, and replacing gymnasium lighting fixtures with highly efficient ones. The District added HVAC controls and advanced energy management programming in all buildings to allow for real-time energy management and to improve control and comfort. Other energy conservation measures installed include kitchen exhaust efficiency retrofits, boiler controls optimization, and dynamic air filtration for classroom air handling units.

The carbon offset for these energy savings measures reflect a total of nearly 300 acres of trees and the equivalent of more than 200 cars taken off the road. The buildings have become more purposeful in the use of energy without compromising a comfortable learning environment for teachers and students.

About Energy Optimizers, USA:

Energy Optimizers, USA, based in Tipp City, Ohio, 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 or call them at (937) 877-1919.

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