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PROJECT: Middle Country School District, NY Phase II


  • Centereach, New York
  • Project Size: $19.32 Million
  • Projected Energy Savings (Annual): $982,469
  • Reduction in Energy Costs: 51%
  • Completed: In Progress
  • Project Type: Energy Performance Contract
  • Energy Service Company: Johnson Controls


The ECG Group assisted the Middle Country UFSD to reduce energy costs by implementing a wide range of energy efficiency upgrades.

The goals of this project were to improve energy efficiency, increase the reliability of the District’s mechanical systems, and the large scale deployment of Solar Photovoltaic (Solar PV) generation across the District’s roof tops.

The final project featured comprehensive interior/exterior LED Lighting upgrades, elimination of pneumatic temperature controls, boiler replacements, chiller replacements, and Solar PV.

In total, the District will install nearly 4 Megawatts (MW) of Solar PV. In order to achieve this installed capacity, ECG evaluated various strategies and the design team ultimately settled on the utilization of a ballast-mounted approach on the flat, rubber membrane-type roofs.

Five Examples of the 10+ Energy Conservation Measures:

  • LED Lighting Upgrades
  • Heating Distr System: Pipe/Valve Insulation
  • Air Handling Unit Upgrade
  • Nearly 4 MW of Solar PV District-Wide
  • Chiller Replacement


Largest Solar Generator in the  Long Island School District

When the installation is complete The ECG Group will have assisted the Middle Country UFSD to become the largest solar generator, 4 Megawatts of Solar PV, of any school district on Long Island.

The ECG Group and the District began our relationship through the implementation of a Phase I Energy Performance Contract that that was fully completed in November 2013. Using our expertise and understanding the District’s long term renewable energy goals, The ECG Group helped to identify this Phase II opportunity and assist with the development, design, and successful implementation.

I proud to say that Middle Country School District is an extremely energy efficient District

“As a result of our work with ECG, I am proud to say that Middle Country School District is an extremely energy efficient District. In addition, all of the work we did to achieve this was performed at no cost to the District.

I recommend ECG without hesitation.”

-Herbert Chessler,
Assistant Superintendent for Business, Middle Country School District