For Immediate Release
October 27, 2011

Energy Conservation Program participants approved

October 27, 2011 (COLUMBUS) Five 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 October 27, 2011 meeting to projects in the Aurora City (Portage County), Cuyahoga Valley Career Center (Cuyahoga County), Delaware City (Delaware County), Ontario Local (Richland County), and South Euclid-Lyndhurst (Cuyahoga 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 five districts expect to see nearly $459,000 in annual savings through the planned improvements.

“Reducing energy costs and consumption is a major goal for school districts,” said OSFC Executive Director Richard M. Hickman. “The savings generated through the HB 264 program will allow these five 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 Aurora City School District project includes the installation of upgrades to lighting in two buildings. The district projects $19,663 in annual energy and operational savings.

The Cuyahoga Valley Career Center project includes the installation of upgrades to lighting and building controls, along with the replacement of a boiler and an upgrade to the entire boiler system. The district projects $20,456 in annual energy and operational savings.

The Delaware City School District project includes work in eleven separate buildings. Among the various items to be addressed include the installation of upgrades to lighting in nine buildings; the replacement of boilers and hot water heaters in two others; and a rainwater reclamation project in one building. The district projects $226,795 in annual energy and operational savings.

The Ontario Local School District project includes the installation of upgrades to lighting and building automation controls in two buildings, along with a new condensing boiler in one facility and the installation of a solar / thermal water heating system in both buildings. The district projects $110,338 in annual energy and operational savings.

The South Euclid-Lyndhurst City School District project includes the installation of upgrades to lighting in two buildings. The district projects $81,675 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