THE ECG GROUP: PROJECTS
Sachem School District, NY – Phase II

Project Size: $16 Million
Cash Flow: $11.2 Million
Total Value: $27.2 Million
Completed: July 2013
Project Description:
Energy Performance Contract

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Annual Energy Savings: $858,376
Reduction in Energy Costs: 19.0%

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Project Description
With over 15,000 students attending annually, Sachem is one of the largest suburban school districts in New York State. When the district was considering a costly commissioning project in 2007, administrators turned to ECG to help them accomplish their commissioning needs, as well as make other energy saving upgrades to their facilities, through Energy Performance Contracting. The result was a project that brought over $16 million worth of energy-related capital improvements to the district with zero taxpayer impact.

Sachem is the first district on Long Island to generate wind energy through this project. The other renewables installed included 5 KW arrays on six buildings. In year one the Phase II EPC with ECG saved 4.5 million in annual KWH, 13,348 annually in MMBTU natural gas, and over 2,600 in MMBTU oil – the equivalent environmental impact of over 1,308 acres of planted trees, 495,268 gallons of gasoline and 10,115 barrels of oil. Emission reductions in one year included 9.6 million pounds of carbon dioxide and 16.0 metric tons of sulfur dioxide.

Project Highlights

  • wind turbine
  • solar at six buildings
  • exterior insulation and new siding
  • lighting system upgrades and occupancy sensors
  • upgraded Energy Management System
  • boiler controllers and boiler replacements
  • wireless clocks
  • pipe and valve insulation
  • hot water pedal valves
  • steam trap replacements
  • waste oil heater
  • computer management system
  • heat reclaim system
  • variable frequency drives
  • domestic hot water system upgrades
  • transformer replacements
  • swimming pool cover
  • vending machine controls
  • chiller replacement
  • synchronous belts
  • window film and window replacements
  • weatherization
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