The magnitude of Middle Country’s EPC opportunity is one of many examples of how districts, despite performing major bond issues and maintaining their buildings well, can reap extraordinary benefits through the EPC process. With the state building aid, Middle Country’s EPC project received over $20 million of value to their taxpayers at no out-of-pocket cost.
Instead of wasting energy, they leveraged that waste to engage in a construction project that put people to work and greatly improved their facilities district-wide.
Most of the savings from this project came from lighting retrofits. However, because the district is over 1.4M square feet, the lighting savings was so large that it was able to fund a host of other needed building upgrades. These other upgrades included 2 boilers, window replacements in 4 schools, and district-wide temperature controls to improve the learning
and working environment while saving money.