Garrard County Schools

Guaranteed Energy Savings Project with LED Lighting


Contract Total


Square Footage

Spring 2019

Completion Date

Project Description

Garrard County Schools in Lancaster, KY was looking to implement solutions to address their facilities’ energy and operational savings, maintainability, and learning environment needs. In 2017 the District partnered with Performance Services to improve the energy efficiency of their 11 buildings, address their aging systems, and improve the learning environment for students and faculty. Implementing a 20-year guaranteed energy savings project, Garrard County Schools saved $151,102 in the first year of operation after the project, measured and verified savings that exceeded the guarantee by 44%. Energy use (EUI) per square foot reduced by 34.2%.

Project Highlights

  • All-new HVAC system, including new unit ventilators, fan coil units, boilers, chiller, variable speed pumps, and a direct digital control system for all HVAC at The Garrard Education Center
  • Smart meters on all buildings to monitor electrical, natural gas, and water main service
  • New high-efficiency boilers at two more of the District’s facilities
  • LED interior and exterior lighting updates across all buildings
  • Water conservation retrofits in all buildings


David Dowdell

David Dowdell

Business development manager

Performance Services has set our district up to succeed in energy savings. We have a completely new system and controls in one building and all others have new controls. This makes it easier for us to monitor our equipment and keep the environment comfortable for students and staff. Performance Services completed all project tasks in a manner of the highest professionalism. The project team was outstanding, and I appreciate all that Performance Services has done for our district.
Brad Abee
Maintenance Supervisor, Garrard County Schools