Energy and sustainability expert, Schneider Electric, today announced the kickoff of the second phase of a comprehensive set of energy efficiency projects with the Clyde Consolidated Independent School District (CISD) in Clyde, Texas. This phase will improve performance of the district’s facilities, comfort and lighting in the learning environment, and further reduce energy costs and carbon emissions. Once completed, the district will reduce utility expenditures by 16.1 percent, totaling more than $1,161,120 in guaranteed energy savings over the next 20 years without any financial risk to the district.
In recent years, Clyde CISD has been challenged with increasing energy and operational costs due to aging infrastructure that was consuming increasing amounts of energy over time. Thanks to a capital recovery and reinvestment program with Schneider Electric, Clyde CISD is now able to implement major lighting, mechanical, building automation and water efficiency renovations throughout the district without being a financial burden for the community. Clyde CISD will save an average of $78,856 in energy and maintenance expenses annually over the life of the project, while simultaneously streamlining district operations and enhancing the student experience and classroom learning environment.
“Our mission is to help districts like Clyde CISD achieve their energy savings and sustainability goals, which provides superior learning environments for students and helps districts do their part for a more sustainable future,” said Tammy Fulop, Vice President of Energy and Sustainability Services at Schneider Electric. “We are proud to bring energy efficiency improvements to Clyde CISD, our long-term partner.”
The previous project phase successfully lowered the district’s utility bills and reduced maintenance expenses.
“We’re excited to kick off this next phase in our efficiency journey and continue driving more of the energy savings we have already seen the project produce,” said Kenny Berry, Superintendent of Clyde CISD. “Schneider Electric has been a huge asset and trusted resource in helping our district reduce environmental impact and energy costs.”
The latest project phase includes renovations that will be made to all of the district’s facilities to create an enhanced learning environment. Improvements include a variety of energy efficiency upgrades such as:
- Upgrading district-wide interior and exterior lighting to LED technology
- Replacing 113 HVAC roof-top units on the high school and junior high school
- Updating the building automation system (BAS) for better control and efficiency
- Retrofitting water fixtures to reduce consumption
In addition to energy cost savings, the Clyde CISD project will have a sizable environmental impact on the local community. Once completed, the project will provide energy efficiency savings equivalent to removing 84 cars from the road, planting 9,872 new trees or removing 391 tons of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere.
About Clyde CISD
Clyde Consolidated Independent School District is located in Clyde, Texas just 15 short minutes from Abilene. With top notch facilities, Clyde CISD strives to provide the absolute best for its students. The vision of Clyde CISD is to empower successful leaders for the challenges of the future. For more information, visit www.clyde.esc14.net.