Greendale School District

Guaranteed Energy Savings Contract

Aug 2015

Completion Date


Contract Total


Utility Cost Reduction

Project Description

Performance Services worked with Greendale School District to assess new energy solutions for three elementary schools, Greendale Middle School, and Greendale High School. Greendale was looking for a partner with transparent policies and practices. Performance Services exceeded the requirements with their transparent open-book pricing, integrated design and delivery approach, and cost-effective solutions. Alternative energy solutions such as solar and geothermal were also proposed by Performance Services. As a result, Greendale Schools is collaborating with Performance Services and has become part of a true partnership to bring efficient and effective energy solutions to the school district.


Erin Green

The Greendale School District chose to employ a team of community members knowledgeable about engineering and finance, as well as our architect and key administrators to vet the potential project priorities and selection process. A comparison of two responses by the group left no doubt that Performance Services was the clear choice. They came to the table with detailed costs and detailed engineering plans. An analysis yielded that PSI would be at least $500K less, provide clear open book pricing, use vendors of our choice, and would return any unused funds to us to enlarge our scope. No ambiguity on costs and no change orders. The choice was easy!

Erin Green

Business Manager (retired)


Alternative Energy Solutions

  • Installation of UV solar collector to heat water, reducing natural gas consumption

Energy Savings

  • Operating efficiency of pool improved with new pool cover and UV light in filter system to reduce chemical usage
  • Digital, vendor-neutral controls installed for better HVAC equipment scheduling
  • Replacing inefficient single-pane windows with energy-efficient windows
  • Switched from steam heating coils to new hot water heating coils


  • Air conditioning added to classrooms
  • High-efficiency hot water boiler installed


  • Parking lot and exterior lighting replaced with energy-efficient LED fixtures


  • Installed Tridium JACE panels to allow vendor-neutral protocol controls in building
  • New CO2 sensors
  • Installed kW demand meters and implemented peak demand limiting

Total square footage: 550,911


Bob Wede

Bob Wede

business development manager