WCPSS to Receive $6.7 Million in Energy-Saving Upgrades
10 individual energy conservation measures covered in funding
Needham B. Broughton High School is one of 12 WCPSS schools receiving energy conservation upgrades.
Photo courtesy of WCPSS
Ameresco, a leading energy efficiency and renewable energy company, recently announced a partnership with Wake County Public School System for a Guaranteed Energy Savings Performance Contract. The $6.7 million project will include 10 individual energy conservation measures in 12 different school facilities.
Funded through energy and operational cost savings, the project is expected to save WCPSS more than $690,000 annually over the 15-year contract term and reduce WCPSS energy usage by 7,209,000 kilowatt hours annually. Energy conservation measures include LED lighting system improvements, domestic water conversion, automation system upgrades, variable air volume air handling unit upgrades, boiler system replacement, pumping system upgrades, cooling tower variable frequency drives, demand control ventilation upgrades and air handling unit replacements.