Monday, January 9, 2012

Arcadia & Hamilton Heights School Corp. partner for energy efficiency

The Town of Arcadia, in partnership with the Hamilton Heights School Corporation (HHSC), has set forth a plan for all four school buildings to become Energy Star rated. And have they been busy!
With the help of a $350,000 EECBG award from our office, the school corporation completed phase 2 of their energy project.  This consisted of the following:  update lighting to current energy efficient technology, upgrade the HVAC, replace windows, install occupancy sensors, upgrade boiler controls, and install a dedicated heat recovery chiller with pumps and controls, among other projects.

The school anticipates a savings of $73,408/year, 973,044 kWh, 3544 dekatherms of gas, and 941 CO2 emissions equivalents.

The Town of Arcadia received an Energy Efficiency & Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) award from the Indiana Office of Energy Development.  EECBG is a program of the U.S. Department of Energy, funded through the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009.

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