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Dec

Beavercreek High School earns milestone award in Energy Optimizers, USA-sponsored Healthy Schools Challenge

TIPP CITY, Ohio, Dec. 7, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Beavercreek High School earned the first milestone award in the Healthy Schools Challenge, a component of the Bring Your Green Challenge 2.0 that is sponsored in part by Energy Optimizers, USA.

Developed and organized by Dayton Regional Green (DRG3), the Bring Your Green Challenge is a year-long competition that encourages participants to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote sustainability. More than 207 locations, including businesses, school districts, nonprofits and other organizations, are participating this year.

Participants earn points by tracking their monthly energy, waste and water bills using online tools provided by DRG3. They can qualify for three quarterly milestone awards as they compete for the grand prize.

The first milestone focused on energy. Beavercreek High School students organized several events to promote energy conservation, including two student clean-air challenges and energy-focused employee challenges. Their efforts racked up 1,405 points, earning them the top spot for this segment of the competition.

Milestone winners were announced at a DRG Sustainability Luncheon on Nov. 15.

“We are proud to sponsor the Healthy Schools Challenge and so pleased to see teachers, students and support staff across the Miami Valley learning about and promoting sustainable practices,” said Greg Smith, president of Energy Optimizers, USA. “Education is a key component to what we do—helping our clients save money while saving the environment. Every organization that takes part in this challenge will benefit from it.”

The next milestone will focus on waste reduction, with the award ceremony scheduled for Feb. 21, 2018.

About Energy Optimizers, USA:
Energy Optimizers, USA works with educational, governmental, commercial and industrial customers to implement energy savings opportunities to reduce operational costs, including lighting retrofits, renewable energy projects (wind and solar), HVAC retrofit projects, building automation retrofits and energy education programs.

Jan

Tipp City Public Library expects to cut utility expenses by $5,700 through partnership with local firm Energy Optimizers, USA

TIPP CITY, Ohio, Jan. 4, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Tipp City Public Library is partnering with local energy management firm Energy Optimizers, USA, to upgrade its lighting systems to LED, a move that is expected to generate an annual savings of $5,700.

The savings will be gained through both improved energy efficiency and lower maintenance costs. LED lighting uses an average of 60 percent less energy and lasts five times longer than the systems being replaced. The lighting also puts out less heat, which will help keep cooling bills in check during the summer months.

“We are pleased to work with a local company to enhance our lighting, reduce our environmental footprint and make better use of taxpayer dollars,” said Lisa E. Santucci, Director, with Tipp City Public Library. “This is going to be a noticeable improvement that will transform how patrons interact with their library.”

While the project will boost the library’s bottom line, it also directly benefits library patrons. LED lighting offers a quality of light that is very close to natural sunlight, which creates a more comfortable environment for reading.

Energy Optimizers, USA, President Greg Smith said he is proud to be partnering with a cornerstone of the community that his company calls home. “This is a win-win project that truly benefits the entire community,” he noted. “Not only will the new lighting create more inviting spaces, but the dollars saved can be invested in resources that benefit Tipp City residents.”

The project includes a 10-year material warranty.

About Energy Optimizers, USA:

Energy Optimizers, USA works with educational, governmental, commercial and industrial customers to implement energy savings opportunities to reduce operational costs, including lighting retrofits, renewable energy projects (wind and solar), HVAC retrofit projects, building automation retrofits and energy education programs. The company was named to the INC. Magazine Top 500 list of fastest growing companies in the U.S. (2014), was named the Fastest Growing Company in the region for two consecutive years by the Dayton Business Journal (2013, 2014), and was named a finalist in the Dayton Business Journal Best Places To Work competition in 2016.

Jan

Partnership with Energy Optimizers, USA, saves Shawnee Local Schools more than $394,000 in utility costs over three years

TIPP CITY, Ohio, Jan. 5, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — When Shawnee Local Schools partnered with Energy Optimizers, USA, on an extensive energy management project in 2013, the district expected to save about $117,500 annually.

The numbers are in, and they show the district has outperformed expectations by more than $40,000 over a three-year period.

From June 2014 through May 2017, the district reduced its energy costs by more than $394,000. Electric consumption is down by 12.9 percent, and gas consumption is down by 12.7 percent. The savings are normalized, or adjusted to account for outliers in weather conditions and costs.

“With this project, the Shawnee Local Schools administration set out with a very clear goal of improving lighting and air quality while saving taxpayer dollars,” said James Spyker, Shawnee Local Schools Facility Manager. “By investing in relatively simple and proven energy conservation measures, we have cut our utility bills by a staggering amount. This is great news for our district and our taxpayers, but most of all, for our students. The dollars we are saving have a direct impact on our classrooms.”

The project, completed in May 2014, included energy-efficient upgrades to the district’s interior and exterior lighting systems and computer systems; the installation of occupancy sensors and smart kitchen controls; and retrofits to the district’s boilers and chillers.

The majority of the project was funded through the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission’s House Bill 264 program, enabling the district to make cost-cutting improvements at no expense to taxpayers while ensuring the guaranteed savings of the project were met or exceeded.

The amount of energy saved by the project is equivalent to removing more than 144 cars from the road or preserving more than 219 acres of trees, according to Greg Smith, president of Energy Optimizers, USA.

“By championing a smarter way to manage their energy use, Shawnee Local Schools’ administration and Board of Education have demonstrated that they are focused on the health of their finances and their community,” said Smith. “The district has saved a tremendous amount on its utility bills and is actively conserving natural resources, and those savings will continue to accumulate. That’s a win-win for the present and the future.”

About Energy Optimizers, USA:

Energy Optimizers, USA works with educational, governmental, commercial and industrial customers to implement energy savings opportunities to reduce operational costs, including lighting retrofits, renewable energy projects (wind and solar), HVAC retrofit projects, building automation retrofits and energy education programs. The company was named to the INC. Magazine Top 500 list of fastest growing companies in the U.S. (2014), was named the Fastest Growing Company in the region for two consecutive years by the Dayton Business Journal (2013, 2014), and was named a finalist in the Dayton Business Journal Best Places To Work competition in 2016.

Feb

Partnership with Energy Optimizers, USA, saves New Richmond Schools nearly $705,000 in energy costs over a three-year period

TIPP CITY, Ohio, Feb. 1, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Three years after engaging Energy Optimizers, USA, to improve energy efficiency in its buildings, New Richmond Exempted Village Schools has shaved nearly $705,000 from its utility bills.

In 2013, Energy Optimizers, USA, began making energy efficient improvements to the district’s lighting, HVAC, and controls systems. The project included replacement of all lighting with a more energy-efficient system, upgrades to the building automation systems, a more energy efficient steam boiler plant for the high school and upgrades to the pool.

When the work completed in January 2015, the district expected to save just over $331,000 within a three-year period. But the upgrades have yielded savings that are more than two times higher than projections. The district’s electric consumption reduced by 33 percent, and gas consumption was cut by 34 percent. These savings calculations were normalized for weather.

“We partnered with Energy Optimizers, USA, to help us make strategic and cost-effective improvements to our energy efficiency, and it is clear that those investments are paying off,” said Superintendent Adam Bird.

“The upgrades, combined with greater awareness about energy conservation amongst our staff and students, are delivering tremendous dividends for our classrooms and our taxpayers.”

The majority of the work was funded through the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission’s House Bill 264 program, enabling the district to make these cost-cutting improvements at no expense to taxpayers while ensuring the guaranteed savings of the project are met or exceeded.

Also, the project enabled the district to attain the coveted U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Energy Star certification for Locust Corner Elementary and New Richmond Elementary.

The certification places both schools in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for meeting strict energy efficiency performance levels. Buildings that earn the EPA’s Energy Star rating use 35 percent less energy and generate 35 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions than similar buildings.

“Several years ago, New Richmond Exempted Village Schools’ leadership team determined it was time to gain greater control over its utility costs by investing in proven solutions,” said Greg Smith, Energy Optimizers, USA, president. “That insight has resulted in significant savings that will continue to add up over time while providing students with a greater awareness of STEM-related careers through the district’s green teams.”

The green teams are part of the district’s Energy Education & Awareness Program, which Energy Optimizers, USA, funds for most of its partner districts. The program offers resources to develop and implement sustainability programs, scholarships, an educational trip to The Ohio State University to build a district “Energy Bike” and numerous after-school activities to educate the students, staff, and community about energy efficiency and sustainability.

About Energy Optimizers, USA:

Energy Optimizers, USA works with educational, governmental, commercial and industrial customers to implement energy savings opportunities to reduce operational costs, including lighting retrofits, renewable energy projects (wind and solar), HVAC retrofit projects, building automation retrofits and energy education programs. The company was named to the INC. Magazine Top 500 list of fastest growing companies in the U.S. (2014), was named the Fastest Growing Company in the region for two consecutive years by the Dayton Business Journal (2013, 2014), and was named a finalist in the Dayton Business Journal Best Places To Work competition in 2016.

Nov

Kids learn about energy efficiency at North Middle School

By Sam Shriver of Lima News – sshriver@limanews.com

LIMA — Energy exists all around us. It exists in many forms and can be generated in many different ways.

On Friday, students at Lima North Middle School learned how to create electricity through a generator on a bicycle.

“We had the privilege of providing an energy bike for Lima City Schools. This past June four middle school girls from Lima participated in a workshop with the Ohio Energy Project. They learned the nuts and bolts of w the ring. They started with stripping wire and reading wiring schematics. They wired the entire control board. They learned about energy efficiency and they came back to Lima schools to share that information,” said Nancy Glasgow, energy education manager for Energy Optimizers USA.

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Oct

Unique artist space discovers new life

Investment helps commercial complex thrive in Dayton.

By Thomas Gnau
Staff Writer, Dayton Daily News

A complex of historic Dayton industrial buildings is proving to be a haven for local artists, even as it gets a new lease on life.
The Dayton-Montgomery County Port Authority Board of Trustees last month approved a $300,000 loan
to the company overseeing the Front Street buildings, a commercial complex that bills itself as “the largest community of artists and artisans in the Dayton area.”

“It’s just a very eclectic community,” said Krysten Smith, who helps manage the trio of buildings straddling East Second and Front streets. “There’s a whole variety of different types of art that we do here — from painters to sculptors, jewelers to woodworkers, screening printers, photographers.”

Pictured: Krysten Smith, Front Street Buildings manager, and Chris Meyer of Energy Optimizers, USA agree: There’s no place quite like Front Street. THOMAS GNAU / STAFF

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Sep

Eight Oak Hills Local Schools buildings attain Energy Star ratings with assistance from Energy Optimizers, USA and Four Seasons Environmental

Eight Oak Hills Local Schools buildings have attained the highly coveted U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star certification with the assistance of Energy Optimizers, USA.

The certifications are a tremendous achievement for the district, making more than 60 percent of its properties Energy Star rated. Energy Star certified buildings and plants perform in the top 25 percent of similar buildings nationwide. On average, these buildings use 35 percent less energy, generate 35 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions and are less expensive to operate than similar buildings.

“The certifications serve as a proof of concept that the investments we have made to reduce our utility demand are paying off,” said Superintendent Jeff Brandt. “This is a third-party verification that we are headed in the right direction.”

To be eligible for Energy Star certification, a building must attain a score of 75 or higher on the EPA’s energy performance scale. Most of the district’s buildings far exceeded this threshold, with J.F. Dulles Elementary School earning a rating of 99.

The other buildings to achieve Energy Star certification and their ratings were:

  • Delshire Elementary School
  • Harrison Elementary School
  • Bridgetown Middle School
  • Oakdale Elementary School
  • Springmyer Elementary School
  • Oak Hills High School
  • Delhi Middle School.

Energy Optimizers, USA, partnered with Monroe-based Four Seasons Environmental, Inc., to verify the buildings’ energy performance.

The certifications come a little more than a year after the district completed an energy management project with Energy Optimizers, USA. The $4 million project improved the control and reliability of the district’s HVAC and lighting systems while significantly reducing operational costs.

“With these certifications, Oak Hills Local Schools is joining an elite group of property owners that are truly the best of the best in terms of promoting cost-effective and responsible energy use in their facilities,” said Energy Optimizers, USA President Greg Smith. “This is a district that is clearly committed to making the best use of both natural and financial resources in terms of building operations. That is something the entire community can get behind.”

As part of the energy management project, Energy Optimizers, USA, also provided funding to launch a district-wide Green Team. The Green Team involves students, staff and the community in developing, promoting and implementing energy savings and sustainability programs throughout their school districts. The team was instrumental in installing zero-waste tables in all the district’s cafeterias. Members of the team have also attended the Ohio Energy Project Leadership Summit and participated in the AEGIS Energy Bike program.

Aug

South Central Local Schools saves more than $104,000 in utility costs through partnership with Energy Optimizers, USA

South Central Local Schools’ bid to reduce costs by improving energy efficiency has saved the district more than $104,000 in utility costs over a three-year period, Energy Optimizers, USA, has found.

In May of 2013, the district partnered with Energy Optimizers, USA, to retrofit its lighting systems with lower wattage fluorescents and to make energy efficient upgrades to the district’s kitchens.

Prior to the project, the district spent approximately $127,000 annually on energy expenses. Three years after the project’s completion, annual utility costs are coming in at $101,450 and electrical consumption is down 31.3 percent. The savings are normalized for weather.

“We have accomplished exactly what we set out to do—improve our learning environments while lowering our operational costs,” said South Central Local Treasurer Chris Warrick. “Thanks to our partnership with Energy Optimizers, USA, we are able to make a better investment by redirecting our dollars from our utilities to our classrooms.”

The majority of the work was funded through the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission’s House Bill 264 program, enabling the district to make its cost-cutting improvements at no expense to taxpayers while ensuring the guaranteed savings of the project were met or exceeded. The energy savings were guaranteed by Energy Optimizers, USA, for three years.

“Every project is an opportunity for our team to find simple but effective solutions that help our clients reduce their costs, improve the quality of lighting and comfort in their buildings, and save the environment,” said Julie Birchfield, Energy Optimizers, USA, Customer Outreach Manager. “South Central Local’s leadership seized an opportunity to invest in the future and it is paying excellent dividends. That’s a return on an investment that was made at no additional cost to the community.”

Aug

Springfield Local Schools to save more than $82,000 annually through partnership with Energy Optimizers, USA

Springfield Local School District is poised to launch an energy efficiency project with Energy Optimizers, USA that will save the district more than $82,000 in utility and operational costs annually.

Starting in August 2017, work will begin to upgrade the district’s interior and exterior lighting, boilers and boiler controls, and kitchen equipment with more energy efficient systems. This energy efficiency project will include work at Springfield High School, Schrop Intermediate, and Spring Hill and Young Elementary Schools. LED lighting retrofits will be installed in the stadium restrooms.

In addition, Energy Optimizers, USA will provide a three-year energy management and monitoring service agreement to ensure that systems are running as efficiently as possible. This project is expected to yield a savings of more than $82,000 annually, which will enable the district to pay off the $775,000 project in just over 13 years.

“We are building for the future by making smarter use of our energy and our operational dollars,” said Springfield Local Superintendent Chuck Sincere. “We will reduce our energy use and cut our utility bills, all without cost to our local taxpayers. The money we save will go right back into serving our students. That’s a win for our community all the way around.”

The project will be funded through the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission’s House Bill 264 program, enabling the district to make these cost-cutting improvements at no expense to taxpayers while ensuring the guaranteed savings of the project are met or exceeded. The energy savings will be guaranteed by Energy Optimizers, USA, and the district and the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission will receive an annual report verifying the savings.

“Springfield Local is taking the lead in securing a better future for students by conserving resources and funding to meet the needs of the 21st century classroom,” said Greg Smith, president and CEO of Energy Optimizers, USA. “Students and staff will benefit from better quality lighting and improved balance in temperatures throughout their buildings.

The partnership includes developing a district-wide Energy Education & Awareness Program, or “green teams,” that will include the participation of students, staff and the community in developing, promoting and implementing numerous energy savings and sustainability programs throughout the district—such as recycling, creating a district — wide energy management program and integrating educational materials into the classrooms that will assist the teachers in educating the students on energy and the environment — while being aligned with the state testing standards.

Aug

Trotwood-Madison City Schools secures Energy Star rating for two schools with assistance from Energy Optimizers, USA

Two elementary schools in the Trotwood-Madison City Schools district have attained the highly sought-after U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star certification with the assistance of Energy Optimizers, USA.

The schools, Madison Park Elementary and Westbrooke Village Elementary, join an elite group of high performing facilities. Energy Star certified buildings and plants perform in the top 25 percent of similar buildings nationwide. On average, these buildings use 35 percent less energy, generate 35 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions and are less expensive to operate than similar buildings.

“In setting out to make our district more energy efficient, we wanted to save taxpayer dollars and serve as a leader in energy conservation,” said Trotwood-Madison City Schools Superintendent Kevin Bell. “Attaining Energy Star certification highlights our commitment to secure a better future for our students and our community. We couldn’t have done this without Energy Optimizers, USA.”

To be eligible for Energy Star certification, a building must attain a score of 75 or higher on the EPA’s energy performance scale. Both elementary schools exceeded the requirements, with Madison Park Elementary earning a rating of 87 and Westbrooke Village Elementary earning a rating of 83.

The certification is the result of a district-wide upgrade to lighting and HVAC systems that Trotwood Schools completed in September 2015.

The district partnered with Energy Optimizers, USA, to:

  • Replace all existing lighting with more energy-efficient systems
  • Install occupancy controls to cut wasted electricity
  • Install energy-saving features in the air filtration and kitchen equipment systems
  • Integrate the buildings’ controls into a web-based system.

To date, the upgrades have saved the district more than $266,000 on electrical and gas utilities.

As part of the project, Energy Optimizers, USA, compared each building’s utility bills before and after the project. The company then used this information to assign each building a score using the EPA’s energy performance scale. The study showed that the energy conservation project significantly reduced the amount of energy needed to operate both Madison Park and Westbrooke schools.

“Attaining an Energy Star rating from the EPA is a noteworthy accomplishment for the district and its residents,” said Energy Optimizers, USA President Greg Smith. “This is a third-party endorsement that the district’s efforts to get the highest level of performance from its buildings—and make responsible use of taxpayer dollars—are paying off. We are so pleased to have the opportunity to work with such forward-looking leaders.”

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