The Hamilton School District has saved more than $1.3 million during the last decade as a result of energy conservation measures taken throughout the district, according to school officials.
Building and grounds manager Jeff Grove told the school board on Tuesday that in 2011 alone the district will save $243,200, a figure based on dollars that would have been spent on energy if the district had not taken conservation measures.
According to the school's web site, the conservation measures include:
- added insulation to roof replacements
- use of low E argon gas in window replacements
- energy-efficient boiler upgrades
- water-conserving fixtures
- energy-efficient lighting upgrades including use of T-8 fluorescent lighting and solar lighting in the football field shelter
- new air conditioning units with “green” refrigerants
- building management system upgrades that automatically troubleshoot and schedule heating and air conditioning
The district has been taking advantage of Focus on Energy rebates and a project save consultant who helps analyze energy use.