Town/School District of Cheshire, CT
The Town/School District constructed a self-funding ESPC that funded over $10 million worth of energy efficient upgrades. One of the highlights of the project was a district-wide lighting upgrade to dimmable LED. Additionally, a cost saving oil-to-gas conversion and 18 other measures were implemented that will produce over $600,000/year in guaranteed energy savings. All work was developed and installed at no out-of-pocket cost to the Town
After the success of the energy performance contract, ECG was retained to evaluate other innovative technologies to become more efficient. To date, this has included evaluation of the financials behind a solar power purchase agreement, an evaluation of the return on investment for a proposed LED street lighting project, and continued conversations regarding proper diligence to ensure successful future energy efficiency project outcomes.
Complete Electric to Hydronic Heating System Conversion for Highland Elementary School and Portions of the High School
The complete conversion from extremely expensive and inefficient electric heat to the new hydronic heating system, using water to conduct heat, made the overall system simultaneously more effective and less expensive.
At Highland Elementary, replacing rooftop HVAC with units that burn natural gas to heat the building resulted in a huge cost savings.
The district used the cost savings from these heating system conversions to install full air conditioning at Highland Elementary School —- a project that had been on their wish list for many years.Five Examples of the 20+ Energy Conservation Measures:
- Building Wide Electric Heat Conversion
- LED Lighting Upgrades
- Oil to Gas Conversion
- Premium Efficiency Motors
- Water Heating Improvements
Project StatisticsProject Size
$10.2 MillionProjected Energy Savings (Annual)
$618,000Actual Energy Savings (Year One)
$694,365Reduction in Energy Costs
January 2016Project Type
Energy Performance Contract, Solar PPA Eval, & Street Light ROI EvaluationEnergy Services Company
Vincent J. Masciana,
Director of Management Services,
Having an Owner’s Rep like ECG has allowed the Town of Cheshire to enjoy all of the benefits of an ESPC project while avoiding many potential pitfalls. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with ECG and recommend them enthusiastically.George Noewatne, PE
Director of Public Works and Engineering, Town of Cheshire