East Porter County School Corporation

Energy Leadership & Guaranteed Energy Savings Project

  • $7,036,121

    Total Contract
  • $4,020,653

    Cumulative Annual Guarantee Energy & Operational Savings
  • ENERGY STAR® Certification

    For All 4 Buildings

Project Description

Performance Services conducted a preliminary energy assessment for East Porter County School Corporation and discovered that considerable savings could be achieved through a guaranteed energy savings contract coupled with a behavior-based energy conservation program. In 2015, the school corporation chose PSI to complete a $7,036,121 energy savings project in addition to an Energy Leadership program. PSI assisted the district in hiring an energy manager to oversee the Energy Leadership program. After the first year of operation, as a result of the new facility improvements and the addition of an Energy Leadership program, East Porter saw an actual energy cost reduction of $239,253. All four buildings in the district have received the ENERGY STAR® certification.

ENERGY STAR® Press Release

Facility Improvements

Energy Savings

  • Installed high-efficiency boilers
  • Retro-commissioned existing controls system for all HVAC equipment for optimal performance and energy savings
  • Installed new variable speed vertical ducted unit ventilators in classrooms
  • Installed variable speed drives on motors
  • Replaced air handling units with new direct drive units
  • Installed new controls where necessary to tie into existing controls system
  • Lighting upgrades

Other Facility Improvements

  • Bathroom and locker room renovations
  • Ceiling replacement and new interior lighting
  • Main hall flooring at Morgan Township Schools
  • Roofing restorations and replacements

Energy Leadership

  • Developed energy use guidelines to set expectations and assisted in hiring the effective Energy Manager
  • Implemented a district-wide student engagement program including a Jr. Energy Saver program, energy saving checklists, a classroom certification program, and an Energy Saver Logo Contest for middle school and high school students
  • Conducted an elementary student convocation, complete with a children’s ventriloquist, to educate students about the importance of energy management at school and home

Energy Savings Results

  • Electricity Savings: 25.9%
  • Natural Gas Savings: 24.8%
  • Saved 34% BTUs District-wide
  • Total Cost Avoidance Savings: 25.7%
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