Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) has recently invested over $23 million in energy conservation programs aimed at reducing energy costs across the school district. District officials estimate that these HVAC, lighting, motors, refrigeration, energy management systems, occupancy sensors, control systems, and other energy efficiency investments will cut energy costs up to 25 percent resulting in annual savings $1.5 million a year.
These investments also allow the school district to commit these energy efficiency savings and/or peak demand reductions to their electric utility provider as mandated by Ohio S.B. 221. To guide them through this process, CPS has selected Plug Smart to help them recover these rebates from their utility provider for 44 schools within the school district.
These services include screening eligible projects, performing engineering analysis for custom projects, verifying energy savings, financially modeling energy efficiency, and preparing project case files and applications. These rebate recoveries will not only help improve the payback period of these current and past projects but also provide a financial vehicle to help fund future energy efficiency initiatives.