K-12 Schools Brochure - Energy Systems Group - page 6

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Energy Systems Group (ESG) is a leading energy services provider that specializes
in energy efficiency, sustainability, and infrastructure improvement solutions in
the government, education, healthcare, commercial, and industrial sectors. ESG
offers a full range of sustainable infrastructure solutions including waste-to-
energy, distributed generation, and renewable energy.
In 2011, Governor John P. de Jongh, Jr. announced that Energy Systems Group
(ESG), a specialized energy services and performance contracting company (ESCO),
was selected to develop comprehensive energy efficiency and building
improvements at 4 schools on St. Croix and 7 on St. Thomas.
The savings captured from reduced consumption are guaranteed to save the
government more than $11 million over a 10-year term and will be used in part to
offset operational costs for the Department of Education and for similar equipment
upgrades in other public schools and agencies. The project is also funded by $6.9
million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act through the Virgin
Islands Energy Office.
The energy savings performance contract will result in more than $1 million in
annual energy savings, while making Virgin Islands public school facilities more
environmentally friendly and energy efficient.
Strategies & Solutions
ESG will reduce the school buildings’ energy consumption through the installation
of energy-efficient lighting and water-conservation retrofits in 11 Virgin Islands
schools (7 St. Thomas schools and 4 St. Croix schools). Key installed technologies
include the following:
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LED lighting technologies
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Multi-Functional Occupancy sensors for lighting and air conditioning savings
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Hi-Efficiency 28-watt T8 fluorescent with a very long useful life
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T5HO outdoor lighting designed for hot environments
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Ultra low-flow 1.1 and 1.28 gpf toilets
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Push-button faucets and low flow urinal valves for improved hygiene
U.S. Virgin Islands Dept. of Education Phase 1
Savings Information
Annual Energy and Operational
Savings over $1.3 Million
Environmental Benefits
Carbon Footprint Reduced by 1,919
Metric Tons of CO
2
Annually or
equivalent to any of the following:
Removal of greenhouse gas emissions
from 376 passenger vehicles annually
Conserving enough electricity to
power 239 homes annually
Planting 409 acres of pine or fir forests
annually
Removal of emissions from 4,463
barrels of oil consumed annually
St. Croix & St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
We are excited about this project because of the tremendous impact on our
facilities and ultimately in the reduction of our utility bills. We are going to use
this as a teaching opportunity. This is an opportunity to change children’s
behavior as it relates to conserving energy.”
LaVerne Terry,
Department of Education Commissioner
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