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Trotwood-Madison City Schools expects to save more than $200,000 annually through partnership with Energy Optimizers, USA


Tipp City, Ohio (June 17, 2014)—Trotwood-Madison City Schools has partnered with Energy Optimizers, USA to complete an energy conservation project that is expected to save the district $205,586 annually, allowing for more dollars to be directed to the classroom.

By upgrading the lighting, building controls and air filtration systems at all six of its buildings, Trotwood-Madison will significantly reduce its utility and related maintenance costs while improving air quality and lighting. Funding is provided through the Ohio School Facilities Commission’s House Bill 264 program, enabling the district to make these cost-cutting improvements at no expense to taxpayers.

“We strive to stretch taxpayer dollars as far as we can, and this is an easy solution that will free up more dollars for our students and make our classrooms more conducive to learning through better lighting and indoor air quality,” said Superintendent Kevin Bell. “Our partnership with Energy Optimizers, USA is resulting in smart decisions regarding immediate cost savings that will benefit all of our stakeholders—students, staff, and taxpayers—today and long into the future.”

Through this partnership, Energy Optimizers, USA will:

  • Replace interior lighting with more efficient lamps and remove unneeded lamps to cut waste
  • Replace exterior lighting with LED technology to improve energy efficiency while enhancing building safety, appearance and security
  • Install occupancy sensors to reduce wasted electricity
  • Install advanced energy management controls to provide real-time, web-based monitoring and management of the district’s HVAC systems
  • Install dynamic air filtration to improve indoor air quality and decrease maintenance- and energy-related costs
  • Install energy-saving features to the kitchen exhaust fans and coolers.

Energy Optimizers, USA will additionally commission existing HVAC equipment and provide maintenance services for a three-year period to ensure the district’s systems are operating at peak performance. The payback period is just over 9.65 years, and the carbon savings alone will be equivalent to eliminating 379 cars from the road.

“Significant enhancements have been made to lighting, automated controls and HVAC systems since Trotwood-Madison’s buildings were constructed,” said Greg Smith, president of Energy Optimizers, USA. “This is a great time for the district to upgrade their systems. They are going to see a significant savings in taxpayer dollars—all at no cost to taxpayers.”

The partnership also includes the resources to launch a Green Team, an energy education effort that Energy Optimizers, USA promotes on all of its school-related energy conservation projects. In addition to funding the team for two years, Energy Optimizers, USA will provide Ohio Energy Project academic materials that are aligned to Ohio’s academic content standards. Green Team members will take part in STEM-related activities that are focused on energy conservation, while encouraging their peers to become more environmentally conscious.

“This is the 50th district we have helped direct more dollars to the classroom through relatively simple improvements to energy efficiency,” said Bob Hausmann, Director of Operations for Energy Optimizers, USA. “This project will generate many positive outcomes for staff, students and taxpayers as the district makes not only making positive changes to conserve both energy and taxpayer resources, but to also develop better, more efficient facilities.”

About Energy Optimizers, USA

Energy Optimizers, USA works with Ohio school districts and government agencies 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.  To learn more about Energy Optimizers, USA, visit their website at https://energyoptusa.com or call them at (937) 877-1919.

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