Selma, Ala. – Selma City Schools has partnered with Energy Systems Group (ESG), a leading energy services provider and wholly owned subsidiary of Vectren Corporation (NYSE:VVC), to develop and implement comprehensive energy and infrastructure improvements that will improve the learning environment and reduce utility costs. The $5.9 million project is anticipated to result in more than $9.3 million of total energy and operational savings over the 20-year term of the contract, signed in June.
ESG will implement comprehensive energy conservation measures and building improvements including interior and exterior lighting upgrades, new energy management control systems in all buildings, occupancy sensors, water conservation upgrades, weatherization upgrades in all buildings, de-stratification fans in four gyms, and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system (HVAC) upgrades at Hudson Middle School, Meadowview Elementary School, and Payne Elementary School. The HVAC upgrades include state-of-the-art variable refrigerant volume systems which allow buildings to run at high efficiencies while providing comfort and flexible temperature controls.
“This project will not only improve the quality of the learning environment at Selma City Schools, it will also reduce energy and operational costs allowing us to invest those dollars for educational purposes,” said Superintendent Dr. Angela Mangum. “This project will also help our schools promote environmental stewardship by reducing our carbon footprint.”
The energy conservation measures will reduce Selma City Schools’ carbon footprint by approximately 1,600 metric tons of carbon dioxide annually, which is equivalent to planting 1,300 acres of forest per year.
“We commend Selma City Schools for their dedication to providing a quality educational environment while promoting energy efficiency and sustainability,” said Josh McNeil, ESG account executive.
Energy Systems Group (ESG), a wholly owned subsidiary of Vectren Corporation (NYSE: VVC), 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 also offers a full range of sustainable infrastructure solutions including waste-to-energy, distributed generation, and renewable energy. To learn more about ESG, visit www.energysystemsgroup.com.