For Immediate Release
June 23, 2011

Energy Conservation Program participants approved at June meeting

June 23, 2011 (COLUMBUS) Six Ohio school districts will be participating in a program designed to produce significant energy conservation savings.

The Ohio School Facilities Commission (OSFC) gave its approval at its June 23, 2011 meeting to projects in the Batavia Local (Clermont County), Canal Winchester Local (Franklin County), Chagrin Falls Exempted Village (Cuyahoga County), Jackson City (Jackson County), Mariemont City (Hamilton County), and Rock Hill Local (Lawrence County) school districts. The projects will be completed under the Commission’s Energy Conservation program, more commonly known as the H.B. 264 program. The six districts expect to see over $1.3 million in annual savings through the planned improvements.

“The H.B. 264 program makes it possible for Ohio schools districts to take on projects that reduce their energy consumption,” said OSFC Executive Director Richard C. Hickman. “The savings generated will allow these six districts to upgrade their facilities and become more energy efficient. Furthermore, the energy savings will cover the cost of the financing used to fund the projects."

The Batavia Local School District project includes the installation of a new boiler, along with upgrades to lighting and a partial roof replacement. The district projects $47,688 in annual energy and operational savings.

The Canal Winchester Local School District project will involved work in four separate buildings, including the retrofitting of a boiler, and upgrades to the lighting and building automation controls. The district projects $250,044 in annual energy and operational savings.

The Chagrin Falls Exempted Village School District is in the second phase of their ongoingproject. Work in this segment, which involves three buildings, includes the installation of a new heating and cooling system in two buildings, and lighting and building automation upgrades in all three buildings. The district projects $220,843 in annual energy and operational savings.

The Jackson City School District project involves work in five buildings. In addition to lighting and building automation upgrades, the district will also install energy metering and demand limiting programs in all five buildings. The district projects $163, 822 in annual energy and operational savings.

The Mariemont City School District project involves work in four buildings. In addition to lighting and building automation upgrades, the district will be installing geothermal heat pumps in three buildings. The district projects $218, 847 in annual energy and operational savings.

The Rock Hill Local School District project involves work in four buildings. In addition to lighting and building automation upgrades, the district will also install upgrade heating and cooling systems and install kitchen hood fan controls. The district projects $411,403 in annual energy and operational savings.


About OFCC

Established in 1997, the Commission is responsible for administration of the state’s school construction and renovation program. The Commission is currently working with, or has completed all necessary work in, nearly two-thirds of the state’s 613 school districts.

On September 10, 2012, the Commission was consolidated with the Office of the State Architect to form the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission. The Ohio School Facilities Commission continues to exist as a separate commission within the new agency, focusing on funding Ohio’s comprehensive K-12 school construction program.

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Media contact: Rick Savors at 614.466.7746 or rick.savors@ofcc.ohio.gov