The Carrollton School District and Plug Smart are teaming up together to complete a House Bill 264 project this summer. This project allows the Carrollton School District to make their buildings more energy efficient and use the utility savings to pay for it. The project with Plug Smart will save the district thousands of dollars each month on their utility bills, without creating any additional cost to the tax payers.
This particular HB 264 project includes lighting and HVAC Energy Conservation Measures (ECM’s). Plug Smart was able to engineer a cost-effective lighting retrofit that will remove all magnetic T12 and metal halide high bay lighting and replace it with an electronic T8 technology. They will also have lighting controls installed that will turn on and off lighting depending on occupancy. For the HVAC, an updated computer programed boiler system will be installed to replace the current inefficient manually controlled system. Electronically actuated dampers will be installed to decrease the draft effect created by large gas-fired heating units. Roof top mounted heating units for the gym and band rooms will be installed independently from the school for added efficiency. Tamper-proof radiator controls for added efficiency on the entire heating system will also be installed.
The lighting ECM’s, which includes controls and upgrades on older inefficient technology, will save the school district over 300,000 kWh annually. The HVAC upgrades and controls will lead to an annual savings of over 2,226 MMBTU’s.