Conservation Program in the North Olmsted City Schools
district installed new energy efficient doors, windows, screens, boilers
and lights in a number of buildings with no cost to residents by taking
advantage of the provisions in House Bill 264 that provide funds for the
Energy Conservation Program allows our district to make $3.2 million in energy
efficiency improvements to the buildings, and use the cost savings to pay for
building upgrades will result in utility cost savings of over $284,000 each
year and provide an improved comfort level for students, staff and parents.
Bill 264, passed into law in 1985, creates the financing mechanism that allows
districts the opportunity to borrow funds to make the energy improvements, at
no added cost to the taxpayer.
the inception of the program, more than 500 Ohio school districts have taken
advantage of this opportunity.
A list of the improvements made in each building is attached.
For example, Birch Primary students will now be able to open the windows in the gym to create a better atmosphere. Birch was one of the schools that also had new boilers installed.
Look in the header of this website for more photos.
to all of the building and district maintenance staff for their extra
effort this summer in getting the buildings ready on time while
adjusting their schedules to fit with the many contractors on site
The attached article from the 8/15/12 monthly school page update in the WESTLIFE newspaper gives a brief summary.
Photo: Butternut Custodian, Paul Yackee, shows the new windows
with screens that will help improve the building comfort level for
staff, students, and community.
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