Clark County Schools

Hybrid School Performance Contracting + Guaranteed Energy Savings


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Annual Guaranteed Savings

Project Description

Clark County Schools selected Performance Services to perform a hybrid school performance contract at Robert D. Campbell Junior High School and has since gained recognition for being the first known building to use smart, plug-and-play controllable chilled beam pump modules. The chilled beam approach will save $33,000 annually compared to the former unit ventilator system. The chilled beam design also enabled the reuse of 100% of the existing two-pipe system. After the successful 2016 project, the District implemented a second energy-focused project in 2017, guaranteed to save $155,888 annually. Phase 1 and 2 savings exceeded the guarantee by 24.1% over the last three years.

Phase I Highlights

  • Replaced horizontal unit vents with active chilled beams in all classrooms
  • Upgraded interior lighting retrofit
  • Vending machine energy savings controls

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Phase II Highlights

  • Installed a new district-wide central digital control system to increase energy efficiency and building comfort
  • Building envelope improvements to control air and humidity leakage
  • Replaced horizontal unit ventilators with high-efficiency chilled beams in all classrooms and all new mechanical room equipment at Baker Intermediate School and Strode Station Elementary School
    • New dual‐wheel, high‐efficiency energy recovery dehumidification units were installed to provide fresh outside air at the aforementioned two buildings as well as Shearer Elementary School
  • Installed interior and exterior LED lighting retrofits across all buildings
  • Water conservation retrofits across all buildings


David Dowdell

David Dowdell

Business Development Manager

This project has created tremendous energy savings and the ability to provide 100% fresh air to our buildings for added safety and comfort for our students and staff—especially during COVID19.  Performance Services has worked closely with our staff to ensure our complete understanding of control system capabilities to benefit the District.
Paul Christy
Superintendent (Former), Clark County Public Schools