Mo. District Renovates Schools, Receives $90K in Energy Savings

SAVANNAH, Mo. —Schneider Electric has completed of a turnkey facility improvement project as part of an energy savings performance contract (ESPC) with the Savannah R-III School District here. With the completion of the more than $1.1 million in renovations, the district is expected to receive more than $90,000 in annual energy savings, allowing the project to pay for itself within a 15-year period. District facilities are significantly more efficient as a result of the retrofits Schneider Electric implemented during this project.

Increasing the energy efficiency and functionality of the district’s facilities was a key objective for this project, which will be met through the implementation of Schneider Electric’s SmartStruxure solution, an integrated building management system; mechanical replacements; building lighting retrofits and light sensors; and replacement of doors and windows. Additionally, the district was able to replace and upgrade lighting for the high school football field to provide a safer environment for school and community events. The renovations also included the installation of a new fire suppression system for the kitchens in nearly all the district’s facilities, enabling the district to meet several safety and insurance requirements.

“Working with Schneider Electric on this project has been tremendously effective,” says Savannah School District Superintendent, Dr. David Brax. “They have gone to great lengths to drive efficiency in facilities across the district. And since we can rest assured that the energy savings from the renovations will pay for the project, we can focus our energy on what’s truly important, and that is educating our students.”

“The partnership with the Savannah School District was tremendously successful,” said Tammy Fulop, vice president of Energy Solutions Sales for Schneider Electric. “The dedicated partnership between the Savannah R-III School District and Schneider Electric allowed us to meet the district’s energy goals, and we are pleased that the energy savings will pay for this project and continue to show value for the district for years to come. We look forward to a long-term relationship with the district moving forward.”  

In the past 20 years, Schneider Electric has successfully implemented over 450 energy savings performance contracts (ESPCs) across the nation and helped clients around the world save close to $1 billion. ESPC helps publicly funded entities make capital improvements over longer payback periods. Funded by third-party financing, ESPC offers many long-term benefits such as improved facility efficiency, occupant comfort, financial management and environmental protection. Typically, new, more efficient equipment and upgraded facility automation systems maximize energy efficiency and generate utility savings.

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