Cleveland, Tenn. – Bradley County Schools will soon begin implementing energy conservation measures that are anticipated to result in $23.2 million in energy and operational savings while improving the learning environment. These measures are part of a $16.2 million contract with Energy Systems Group (ESG) for comprehensive energy and infrastructure improvements at 18 schools, the Central Office, and Central Annex.
“The energy and infrastructure upgrades will not only improve the quality of learning environments at all Bradley County Schools, but will also reduce energy and operational costs allowing us to invest those dollars for educational purposes,” said Dr. Linda Cash, Director of Bradley County Schools.
The energy conservation measures and building improvements include extensive heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) and window replacements, light-emitting diode (LED) lighting upgrades, water conservation improvements, kitchen upgrades, building envelope improvements, installation of a computerized maintenance management system, variable speed controllers for packaged HVAC equipment, refrigerant pressure monitoring, and indoor air quality improvements through bi-polar ionization. Also, to allow continuous monitoring and analysis of utility use, an electric and water sub metering system will be installed in all schools. Dashboard strategies will allow maximum use of data to drive continuous improvement of energy efficiency.
“This has been a dream of mine for at least 10 years knowing the impact it would make in the classroom for our teachers and students, our maintenance staff, our environment, and indoor air quality,” said Johnny Mull, Bradley County Schools Energy Manager. “This will certainly have a wow factor and will be something we are all proud of; I’m excited and ready to see the project through to completion.”
“ESG is proud to partner with the Bradley County School Board and Bradley County Commissioners to implement innovative energy and infrastructure improvements that will enhance the learning environment and reduce energy costs,” said Kevin Waters, ESG account executive.
The project will begin in one month and the anticipated completion date is August 2017.
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.