Indian River School Districtcase study

Selbyville, DE

"Having a partner like Seiberlich Trane Energy Services complete an independent audit of our schools was very helpful, but the fact that they put a dollar figure to address our issues and found a way to pay for them with efficiency savings was invaluable."

Joe Booth, Buildings & Grounds Supervisor, Indian River School District

About the Client

Indian River School District completed $8.2MM in energy saving improvements that increased the energy efficiency and comfort in 14 schools and one administration building, while decreasing the District’s environmental impact.

Indian River partnered with Seiberlich Trane Energy Services to complete an investment grade audit of the facilities and to execute a performance contract to provide design and construction of the needed building improvements. The work was completed within a one year work schedule with minimal disruption to staff and students.

Project Objectives

  • Reduce district energy costs
  • Meet energy reduction goals
  • Improve the learning environment for students and staff
  • Promote a culture of energy conservation
  • Improved HVAC operation
  • Improved control over HVAC

Energy Conservation Measures Installed

  • Interior & exterior LED lighting upgrades
  • District wide BAS optimization and integration
  • Boiler conversions to natural gas
  • Building envelope improvements
  • High efficiency water fixtures
  • Chiller replacement
  • Dynamic Air Cleaners
  • High efficiency transformers

Energy Savings Results

By improving efficiencies, the project saved approximately 25% of the benchmarked annual electric consumption and 13% of the benchmarked annual heating fuel consumption while reducing the district’s carbon footprint by 20%.

Delivered annual energy savings and water reduction:

$13MM Total Savings

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