Clyde Consolidated Independent School District (CISD) has received a $50,000 rebate check from American Electric Power (AEP) as a result of energy efficiency upgrades completed in partnership with energy and sustainability expert, Schneider Electric. Rounding out this project, Clyde CISD will benefit from great strides made to reduce utility expenses through sustainable initiatives.
Before the project, Clyde CISD had been challenged with increasing energy and operational costs due to aging infrastructure. However, through a partnership with Schneider Electric, it implemented an energy efficiency project for lighting, mechanical, building automation and water efficiency renovations throughout the district. The upgrades will generate more than $1 million in guaranteed energy savings over the next 20 years.
Kenny Berry, Superintendent of Clyde CISD, stated, “We are very grateful for our partnership with Schneider Electric to help us achieve our sustainability goals, while giving us the resources to reinvest funds directly to our students and staff. We look forward to the additional improvements we can make in the years ahead.”
The Clyde CISD project has incorporated a number of utility cost saving technologies including:
District-wide interior and exterior LED lighting upgrades for enhanced safety
113 rooftop HVAC units on the junior high and high school to increase classroom comfort
Building automation system (BAS) updates for better control and efficiency
Water fixture retrofits to reduce consumption
“Clyde CISD is a premiere example of how a district can convert liabilities into assets that offer energy and cost savings,” said Tammy Fulop, vice president of Energy and Sustainability Services at Schneider Electric. “The district is deserving of the $50,000 rebate and we hope this is just the beginning of savings for the district.”
Over the past 27 years, Schneider Electric has successfully implemented more than 740 Energy Saving Performance Contract (ESPC) projects across the nation, saving its clients over $2.5 billion. This project delivery method helps publicly funded entities make capital improvements over longer payback periods and offers many long-term benefits such as improved facility efficiency, occupant comfort, financial management and environmental protection.