The Neosho County Community College Board of Trustees approved an energy performance contract with Energy Solutions Professionals Tuesday at its June regular meeting.
The contract is for a project to upgrade several items on campus for improved energy efficiency and pay for it out of utility savings over a period of 10 years and four months, with financing handled by Signature Public Funding.
The American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) recently released a case study outlining the outstanding energy-saving improvements made at Russell Regional Hospital. ESP teamed with the hospital to deliver a comprehensive project that dramatically reduced their utility costs and greatly improved the comfort of patients and staff.
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