The St. Joseph School District has begun to evaluate its options for potential heating and air conditioning upgrades.
The Board of Education heard a presentation Monday from Energy Solutions Professionals (ESP) — the same firm which oversaw the district's HVAC upgrades last summer — on different ways the district could improve the heat and install air conditioning at Bode and Truman Middle Schools and Benton, Central and Lafayette High Schools.
ESP’s work was among the 32 projects chosen to receive a 2015 Capstone Award.
The Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program is providing a way for old buildings to get major energy upgrades. The energy savings cover the big upfront cost of the improvements, which also benefit the environment and provide jobs.
The new PACE financed project will help Signature Property Management save more than $55,000 a year in utility and operating costs for Wornall Plaza Condominiums following $670,000 worth of renovations.
Culver-Stockton College Energy-efficient Grant will save the College $368,000 per Year
Beneath the pristine green lawn outside Prairie Village’s community center, 32 holes each plunge deeper than the length of a football field. Although not visible, they serve an essential function, creating a pathway for a new geothermal heating and cooling system for three Prairie Village government buildings.
After a month of competition, the three University of Kansas buildings competing in the Lights Out! energy-saving contest are making major reductions in their energy use. Bailey Hall, Green Hall and Summerfield Hall have combined to save 10% off their overall energy use, compared to last February.