SYRACUSE SCHOOL DISTRICT SAVES THOUSANDS
Energy Conservation Pays Off
SYRACUSE—The adage “a little goes a long way” has significant meaning to the Syracuse City School District which saved more than $400,000 in 2005 due to energy improvements implemented by Rae Butler of Building Energy Solutions.
Building Energy Solutions recently submitted its annual Energy Reconciliation Report to the school district. The report demonstrates an annual energy savings of over $300,000 for projects designed by Building Energy Solutions.
Building Energy Solutions, which is a Syracuse-based company, has worked with the school district for 10 years and saved a total of $3,000,000 in energy costs. Building Energy Solutions specializing in energy conservation and management in the areas of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and lighting systems
“It’s prudent to implement energy conservation whenever possible for not only financial savings but also to protect our natural resources,” Butler said. “Everyone should do their part for energy conservation including businesses which can have an even greater impact.”
The report submitted to the school district outlines the energy savings of energy conservation projects that the district installed from 1998 to 2001 at 11 schools: Henninger, Corcoran, Nottingham and Fowler High Schools, Grant and Shea Middles Schools, Delaware, Elmwood, Seymour and Huntington Elementary Schools and McCarthy School.
The energy improvements made include; lighting, energy management system, central heating and cooling plant upgrades and conversion from electric heat.
The projects were installed as part of an Energy Performance Contract in which the savings from those projects is guaranteed. Building Energy Solutions provides this annual report to demonstrate the guaranteed savings.
Building Energy Solutions works with schools, retail establishments, agricultural and hospitality businesses. The company is a New York State and City of Syracuse registered Woman Owned Business Enterprise and NYSERDA Allied Designer for the small commercial lighting program. For more information contact Butler at 492-2445.