As a school district in Texas, Scurry-Rosser Independent School District means business when it comes to football, and luckily, they now have the home turf to prove it. Because of energy savings from an energy efficiency project with Schneider Electric, the district was able to install new artificial turf for the high school football field. Administrators started the project to upgrade safety and security, increase classroom comfort and modernize aging district facilities. The project included:
- Upgrading the security camera system
- Installing security vestibules to all school entrances
- Enhancing indoor and outdoor lighting with LED technology
- Replacing obsolete HVAC equipment
- Modernizing outdated electrical infrastructure
- Providing a comprehensive building automation system
- Improving domestic water efficiency
But the district was also able to take its athletics department to the “next level” with the new turf and installing equipment, such as new HVAC systems and lighting, to make gym and archery facilities usable through all seasons. The new artificial turf is green year-round, requires much less maintenance than traditional grass and is safer because it creates a softer surface to cushion falls.
All in all, Scurry-Rosser will reduce utility consumption by 21 percent, with an average savings of $149,000 per year guaranteed by Schneider Electric for the life of the project.