THE ECG GROUP: PROJECTS

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PROJECT: Valley Stream 30 Union Free School District

PROJECT STATISTICS

  • Valley Stream, NY
  • Project Size: $5.2 Million
  • Projected Energy Savings (Annual): $310,729
  • Reduction in Energy Costs: 82%
  • Completed: Est. Summer 2020
  • Project Type: Energy Performance Contract
  • Energy Service Company: Honeywell

PROJECT OVERVIEW

The ECG Group and the Valley Stream 30 Union Free School District began planning the Energy Performance Contract back in the Spring of 2018. Over the course of several meetings with District staff, The ECG Group was able to frame out an Energy Performance Contract opportunity that met the goal of the BOE, generated massive energy savings, and addressed key infrastructure needs.

Through the deployment of LED Lighting Upgrades and Solar PV arrays, the savings from the project were able to fund critical upgrades to the boilers at Clear Stream Avenue School and the elimination of antiquated pneumatic controls district-wide. The District is wrapping up construction in Summer 2020 and they are looking forward to students returning in the fall to an improved and more comfortable learning environment.

Five Examples of Energy Conservation Measures:

  • LED Lighting
  • Solar PV
  • Pneumatic-DDC Temperature Control Conversions
  • Boiler Upgrades
  • Oil-Gas Conversion

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

ECG’s risk-free, no obligation approach gave the District the confidence to move this initiative forward.

The Valley Stream 30 Union Free School District was originally skeptical on whether the opportunity for an EPC existed because they had explored this initiative several times over the years, but they were always told their annual energy spend did not justify a comprehensive project. ECG’s Engineers took a fresh look at the opportunity and identified applications for comprehensive LED lighting and Solar PV. Recent advances in this technology and the enhanced economics helped to drive savings to fund major capital upgrades district-wide and the District is now looking forward to over 80% reduction in utility bills. ECG’s risk-free, no obligation approach gave the District the confidence to move this initiative forward and dig into every last opportunity for energy savings in their buildings.

We were able to leverage their (ECG's) knowledge of Energy Performance Contracts

“The single greatest benefit of working with The ECG Group was the fact that we were able, as a district, to leverage their knowledge of Energy Performance Contracts. This was a new area for us and having someone who has worked in a variety of school districts across New York State really was critically helpful in our work with all the different contractors, as well as gaining the understanding of what we were getting ourselves into.”

– Dr. Nicholas Stirling, Superintendent of Valley Stream Union Free School District