South Central Local Schools to Save $39,221 Annually Through Implementing Energy Conservation Project

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TIPP CITY, Ohio, Oct. 15, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- David Brand, Superintendent of South Central Local Schools, is pleased to announce that the District is implementing an energy conservation project with Energy Optimizers, USA to improve the High School and K-8 School facilities, reduce over-all energy usage, and save taxpayer resources.

"We are very excited to work alongside Energy Optimizers, USA to not only improve the educational environment of South Central, but to also save tax dollars," states Superintendent Brand. "These savings will allow us to continue to allow world-class opportunities to all students."

After working extensively with personnel at South Central Local Schools, Energy Optimizers, USA has identified areas where enhancements should be made so the buildings can be more purposeful in their use of energy without compromising a comfortable learning environment for teachers and students. The District is utilizing a funding mechanism through the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission's House Bill 264 program so that the District does not have to ask for any taxpayer dollars.

While the total cost of this project is $294,330, the South Central Local School District stands to save $39,211 in annual energy and operations costs. As a result, the District can count on a 7.5 year payback, along with other post-project benefits, including increasingly efficient buildings that facilitate a productive and safe academic experience.

Energy Optimizers, USA developed a project for South Central Local Schools focused on interior and exterior lighting retrofits, which will significantly reduce electrical consumption across the district, as well as installation of occupancy sensors, outdoor air tie-ins for the high school air handling units, and smart controls on kitchen equipment.

This project has integrated, and will continue to use, the Energy Star Portfolio Manager system to model and track the current and on-going energy usage and performance of the school district.

"It is always encouraging when the school district we are working with is as excited as we are to implement an energy conservation project," notes Bob Hausmann, Operations Manager for Energy Optimizers, USA. "South Central Local Schools' administration and School Board Members are not only pleased to make positive changes in order to conserve both energy and taxpayer resources, they are passionate about creating better, more efficient facilities for their students and teachers. We truly look forward to helping them meet their fiscal goals and assisting them in championing a great idea -- the idea that a 'greener,' more sustainable means of energy use is not only responsible and practical, it is preferable."

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 or call them at (937) 877-1919.

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