Ballard County School District

Guaranteed Energy Savings Project


Contract Total


Annual Energy and Operational Savings

Fall 2020

Completion Date

Project Description

Ballard County Schools in Barlow, KY was looking to implement solutions to address their facilities’ energy and operational savings, sustainability, and learning environment needs. In 2019, the District partnered with Performance Services to improve energy efficiency and address aging systems in district buildings. Implementing a 20-year guaranteed energy savings project, Ballard County Schools will save $116,003 annually in energy and operational savings. Project improvements include LED lighting upgrades, water conservation measures, building envelope retrofits, and HVAC upgrades.

Project Highlights

  • District-wide interior and exterior lighting retrofit
  • Install occupancy sensors
  • District-wide water conservation retrofits to reduce water consumption and sewer costs
  • District-wide building envelope retrofits to control air and humidity leakage
  • District-wide digital control system upgrades
  • Reduce operation of existing loop pumps by installing variable frequency drives for main building loop pumps located in the central plant
  • Replace existing heat pump units in the elementary schools
  • Install new HVAC units for cafeteria and kitchen at the high school/middle school building


David Dowdell

David Dowdell

Business Development Manager