Boling ISD Rewarded for Energy Efficiency
BOLING, Tex., April 10, 2012 – Boling Independent School District will receive a $45,974 incentive from CenterPoint Energy’s SCORE Program, which
helps schools save energy and money. The district installed energy efficient air conditioning and lighting systems in multiple facilities, and expects to
save more than $3.4 million over the next 15 years.
Boling ISD entered into an Energy Savings Performance Contract with Way Companies(Way), which will allow the district to pay for the project without any upfront
costs using the savings generated by increased efficiency. Way’s Green Solutions Team completed an energy audit of the district’s facilities and
installed the new equipment. Way guarantees the energy savings and will provide long-term energy management and maintenance support so the district continues to
benefit for years to come. “Way provided a high quality product at an affordable price,” said Superintendent Wade Stidevent.
Boling ISD’s improvements will save more than 499,000 kilowatt-hours of energy annually, equal to the carbon dioxide emissions from nearly 39,000
gallons of gasoline, according to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency calculations. In addition, the new lighting has significantly improved the learning environment
for Boling students. Stidevent added that the energy savings will allow the district to “offset cuts in state funding and plan for future [equipment] upgrades.”
“Schools are part of the fabric of the communities CenterPoint Energy serves. This program helps schools facing budget cuts invest in energy efficiency improvements,” said CenterPoint Energy Program Manager Cheryl Bowman. “We’re proud of the accomplishments of Boling ISD and pleased to reward its efforts.”
The district’s energy master planning committee will work with Way and the SCORE Program staff to review other energy efficiency opportunities and monitor savings.
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