Lake Park High School District 108

Lake Park HSD 108 Guaranteed Energy Saving Project, including Solar PV


Total Contract

1.86 megawatts

Solar PV Size

$5.1 Million

Solar Project Net Savings/25 Years

Project Description

Lake Park High School District of Roselle, IL was looking for ways to dramatically increase the energy efficiency at the East and West campuses and hired Performance Services to implement a guaranteed energy savings project. Implemented in two phases, energy upgrades at the high schools included new energy efficient vertical classroom units, controls system upgrades, lighting upgrades, and a cooling tower replacement. The Phase I project was completed in August 2016.

To further reduce energy costs, the District also completed a Phase II guaranteed energy savings project to finance two roof-mount solar PV systems at Lake Park West High School and Lake Park East High School. The combined 1.86 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) system will reduce electricity use by more than 2.2 million kWh. The school solar project is also distinguished as one of the largest solar installations with net metering in Illinois.

Solar renewable energy credits (SRECs) will become an income source for the District as they sell excess solar credits to utility companies that need them to meet certain energy use requirements. Expected revenue from excess solar renewable energy credits is projected to exceed $5 million over 25 years. Phase II was completed in March 2017.

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Project Highlights

Lake Park High School East Campus

  • 28 new energy efficient vertical classroom units
  • Installed 28 new horizontal ventilators in classrooms
  • Replaced casework in classrooms with new VCUs
  • Installed new blinds in classrooms with new VCUs
  • Installed new ductwork and replace damaged ceiling tiles
  • Controls upgrade with user-friendly graphics
  • Installed four DX rooftop units and associated controls
  • Installed new rooftop exhaust fans to relieve building pressure
  • LED lighting upgrades in gymnasium

Lake Park High School West Campus

  • Cooling tower replacement
  • Installed new high-efficiency boiler
  • Installed variable speed pumps
  • LED lighting upgrades in gymnasium

Solar PV System:

  • Rooftop solar arrays at West and East Campuses
  • Solar PV Size: 1.86 megawatts
  • Net Savings: $5.1M over 25 years
  • Completion Date: March 2017
  • Power to grid: 2,205,100 kWh
  • Utility rebates: $463,775


Kurt Hintz, Business Development Manager

Kurt Hintz

Business development Manager

District 108 has been working for years to model energy stewardship throughout our campuses with energy efficient lighting, HVAC systems and more. This solar project is an exciting and financially sound way to produce clean energy and provide a learning tool for our students.
Dr. Lynn Panega
Superintendent, Lake Park District 108
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