For Immediate Release
July 28, 2011

Energy Conservation Program participants approved at July meeting

July 28, 2011 (COLUMBUS) Seven 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 July 28, 2011 meeting to projects in the Brunswick City (Medina County), Cedar Cliff Local (Ottawa County), Edgerton Local (Williams County), Fairbanks Local (Union County), Felicity-Franklin Local (Clermont County), Genoa Area Local (Ottawa County), and Coshocton City (Coshocton 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 seven districts expect to see nearly $375,000 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 M. Hickman. “The savings generated will allow these seven 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 Brunswick City School District project includes the installation of upgrades to lighting in two buildings. The district projects $53,977 in annual energy and operational savings.

The Cedar Cliff Local School District project will involved the installation of a new building cooling system. The district projects $40,075 in annual energy and operational savings.

The Edgerton Local School District will be performing roof repairs on one building and window replacements on two facilities through their project. They will also be doing lighting and building automation upgrades. The district projects $59,826 in annual energy and operational savings.

The Fairbanks Local School District project will include a boiler conversion in one building and lighting upgrades to two structures. The district projects $61, 876 in annual energy and operational savings.

The Felicity-Franklin Local School District will install a new boiler, in addition to doing repairs to some mechanical systems and lighting and building automation updates. The district projects $77,926 in annual energy and operational savings.

The Genoa Area Local School District will doing work in four separate buildings, including window replacements in one building and lighting control upgrades in two others. They will also install upgrades to the boilers and building controls in all four structures. The district projects $42,903 in annual energy and operational savings.

The Coshocton City School District project involves significant upgrades to a boiler and to the heating and cooling system. The district projects $37,430 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