Mass.-based Ameresco Completes $1.2M Project for Ohio School DistrictBy Kelly Stratton, Contributing WriterPenton Business Media
MEDINA COUNTY, OHIOFramingham, Mass.-basedAmeresco Inc., a renewable energy company, has completedconstruction of a $1.2 million project for Ohios CloverleafSchool District, which included energy efficient infrastructureupgrades at four facilities and aims to save the district more than$102,000 in energy and operational costs annually for the durationof a 15-year Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC).
In these tight fiscal times, we are always looking forthe best solutions to enhance our facilities and the quality ofstudent life without putting our budget under even morestrain, said Daryl Kubilus Jr., superintendent, CloverleafLocal School District. We hired Ameresco based on itssuccessful track record of working with schools and communitiesthroughout the country, and we have been very pleased with theresults of the partnership. The ESPC model has enabled us toimplement wide-ranging energy and infrastructure upgrades thatotherwise would have not been possible without the performancecontracting.
As part of the ESPC, Ameresco designed, implemented and willoperate a number of energy-saving initiatives throughout fourfacilities for Cloverleaf School District. Some of theseefficiencies include:
Occupancy-sensing light switches
Building automation system upgrades and expansion
Domestic hot water boiler replacements
Heating hot water boiler replacements
High efficiency boilers at all HVAC demand levels