Red Clay School Districtcase study

Wilmington, DE

"This project has been a true partnership between Red Clay and Trane."

Ted Ammann, Assistant Superintendent for District Operations, Red Clay Consolidated School District

About the Client

Red Clay Consolidated School District completed $18.5MM in energy-saving improvements that included controls upgrades in 25 schools. This project increased the energy efficiency and comfort in all 25 schools, while decreasing the district’s environmental impact.

Red Clay partnered with Seiberlich Trane Energy Services to complete the facilities upgrades which included unifying JCI, Trane, and Alerton controls systems in a single BAS interface. Controls improvements for Red Clay included centralization of scheduling and alarming and optimization of setback routines in the control system.

Project Objectives

  • Increase energy efficiency
  • Reduce environmental impact of the District
  • Improve the learning environment for students and staff

BAS Improvements

  • Consolidated JCI, Trane, and Alerton BAS systems across 25 schools
  • Centralized scheduling and maintenance alarming
  • Deployed an open, non-proprietary web-based front end
  • Simplified remote access
  • Optimized classroom setback routine for energy savings with no impact to comfort
  • Remote monitoring through analytics to avoid system drift

Energy Savings Results

The work was completed with minimal disruption to staff and students. While 24 of the 25 schools were previously Energy Star rated, the project saved an additional 28% in annual electric spend, 22% in gas and 44% in water by further improving efficiencies.

$18.5MM Total

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