Grayslake Community High School District 127

Guaranteed Energy Savings Project with Solar PV

  • $10,168,144

    Total Contract
  • 2.68 MW

    Solar PV Size
  • $9.8 million

    Solar Net Savings (25 yrs)

Project Description

Grayslake Community High School District 127 is a public high school district with two schools: Grayslake Central HS and Grayslake North HS. The District hired Performance Services to complete a much-needed guaranteed energy savings project. A significant part of the project was integrating multiple building automation systems into a single platform for optimal energy savings and control.

Looking for further ways to reduce energy costs, the District decided to implement a 2.68-megawatt solar power system on campus with two roof-mounted arrays and one ground-mounted array. The expected net savings from the solar arrays is $9.8 million over 25 years. The solar project was completed in September 2017.

Project Highlights

  • Lighting upgrades
  • Controls upgrade with Tridium Niagara AX front end
  • Air-cooled chiller installation
  • Science classroom renovation with a learning environment guarantee
  • Boiler plant upgrade
  • New air-cooled chiller for the fieldhouse
  • Classroom unit ventilator replacement
  • Rooftop unit replacement
  • Multizone air handling unit replacement

Solar PV System

  • 2.68 MW system (two roof-mounted and one ground-mounted array)
  • 32% energy needs
  • $9.8 million net savings over 25 years
  • $8.5 million in solar renewable energy credits over 25 years
  • $671,475 in utility incentives and rebates
Grayslake HSD 127 was Featured as a Case Study in “Brighter Future: A Study on Solar in U.S. Schools Report” by Solar Energy Industries Association

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