America’s schools are among the most vulnerable elements of our built environment. Their equipment, control systems and lighting fixtures are aging and failing. Occupant comfort levels are often low. Inefficient energy usage, combined with the rising cost of energy, is causing utility costs to spiral upward.
Energy inefficiencies can stem from fundamental design issues with existing mechanical and other systems. They can also be the result of poor operating control systems, such as economizers that don’t work properly or the inability to schedule building system occurrences effectively and easily. Other times, inefficiencies are associated with new systems that have been installed but not commissioned properly.
Dynamix Energy Services conducted a comprehensive energy audit of the district. Energy models were created for all buildings using data gathered during the audit. These energy models were then calibrated with actual utility data and used to predict the energy savings for all energy conservation measures (ECMs) identified during the audit. In addition, the most recent five years of maintenance data were analyzed to produce a maintenance savings calculation. Cost estimates were performed and considered in conjunction with the savings to determine which ECMs had the best payback. Dynamix then began the implementation phase of the project, which was completed in less than nine months without interruption to any classes or school functions.
One year after implementing the Dynamix project, the Groveport Madison Schools have saved well over $1 million in utilities costs.
Bruce Hoover, Groveport Madison Local Schools Superintendent, explains how his district has saved over one million dollars in energy & maintenance costs:
“We are extremely pleased with every aspect of our relationship with Dynamix Energy Services. I wholeheartedly encourage any organization to utilize their collective expertise and tremendous skills! They were extremely successful in the Groveport Madison Schools and I have every reason to believe that they can duplicate their success in the future.”