Cardinal Local Schools Saves Big with Energy Conservation Program

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Brewer-Garrett helps school district cut costs with innovative program.

In the spirit of Energy Awareness Month, the Cardinal Local School District administrators are excited to announce that the energy conservation program entered into under House Bill 264 (HB 264) has been a tremendous success for the schools, students, faculty and local community. The savings achieved from the innovative energy conservation program this year alone have amounted to over 49%, which translates into approximately $132,409. Not only does the energy conservation program save taxpayer dollars, but in many cases it also saves jobs that would otherwise have been eliminated due to budget constraints.

With unpredictable energy costs, there has never before been a better time to implement an energy conservation program. The primary needs identified by the District were to implement repairs to the facilities with the savings generated by lowering utility costs. Included in the District’s facility improvements are indoor lighting upgrades, heating and ventilation, boilers and building automation systems upgrades.

In environmental and sustainability terms the reduction in energy consumption equates to preventing approximately 355 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions being released into the atmosphere, and is equivalent to removing 68 cars from the road each year.

Superintendent Dr. Scott J. Hunt stated, "the positive working relationship we have developed with Brewer-Garrett has allowed the Cardinal Board of Education to closely monitor our energy consumption, which has led to significant cost savings for the district. This savings will also allow the district to address other facility needs such as windows and roofs."

The Cardinal Local School District’s successful cost-saving program is being implemented with their energy partner, Brewer-Garrett, a leading energy conservation company located in Middleburg Heights, Ohio. All costs from the energy saving solutions come from the existing utility budget, with savings guaranteed to pay for the program and in many instances create a positive cash flow.

About Brewer-Garrett

Brewer-Garrett focuses on reducing utility and service costs, enabling our customers to operate their facilities at the highest level of efficiency, comfort and profitability. Brewer-Garrett provides comprehensive, turnkey design/build, energy conservation solutions and integrated facility services that reduce operating costs, allowing customers to realize unsurpassed return on investment with guaranteed results.

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Scott J. Hunt, Superintendent
Cardinal Local Schools
since: 04/2011
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