April 26, 2012 (COLUMBUS) Two Ohio school districts have been approved for participation in a program designed to produce significant energy conservation savings.
The Ohio School Facilities Commission (OSFC) gave its approval at its April 26, 2012 meeting to projects in the Willoughby – Eastlake City (Lake County) and Bristol Local (Trumbull 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 two districts expect to see over $759,000 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 nearly three-quarters of a million dollars in annual savings generated through the HB 264 program will allow these two 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 Willoughby-Eastlake School District project will involve upgrades to lighting and building controls in eleven buildings along with boiler, window, and exterior door replacements. There will also be roof renovation work done to some of the facilities. The district estimates $725,009 in annual energy and operational savings.
The Bristol Local School District project includes repairs to the mechanical plumbing systems for the building and new ventilation and airflow controls. The district estimates $34,693 in annual energy and operational savings.