Thursday, February 25, 2010

Community Consolidated School District 89 Makes Energy Efficiency Improvements

According to Superintendent John Perdue,

District 89 has recently completed $24.8 million in school facility renovations over the last two
summers. Many of the improvements encompassed energy efficiencies. Below is a list of energy efficiency improvements accomplished with these renovations:
• Replaced existing window systems at Glen Crest, Park View, and Westfield schools with new energy efficient window systems containing low-E glass.
• Increased the roof insulation thickness at all schools, which doubled the R value of the roof systems.
• Replaced black tar roofs at Park View and Briar Glen with highly reflected white membrane roof system to minimize heat gain.
• Replaced existing exterior light fixtures with new compact florescent exterior light fixtures District wide.
• Replaced existing interior light fixtures with new energy efficient interior light fixtures in most schools.
• Replaced high-bay gymnasium light fixtures with energy efficient fluorescent fixtures District wide.
• Installed long lasting LED light fixtures at specific locations.
• Installed building automation system, which gives the District the ability to turn off mechanical equipment and lights when building is unoccupied.
• Installed occupancy sensors in all rooms that turn off lights and mechanical equipment automatically when room is not in use.

This is the kind of improvements that Cool Cities promotes.
Photo by District 89.

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