Douglas County School District
ESPC Third Party Consulting
Celtic Energy’s Energy Saving Performance Contracting project with Douglas County School District featured on the Department of Energy’s Website
Nevada’s Douglas County School District, the sixth largest school district in the state, had mounting maintenance needs and failing infrastructure with aging buildings. This was compounded by a budget already stretched to the limit, declining revenues and rising utility costs. Energy savings performance contracting (ESPC) fit the bill. A $5.1 million project implemented in 2008 is paying for itself through $456,000 in guaranteed annual savings.
- Celtic Energy successfully managed and advised the staff at Douglas County School District throughout the $5.1 million ESPC project
- Assisted the District with implementation of “added value” energy saving features to a Bond Financed new construction/renovation project, and a major fire alarm system upgrade, as well as replacing dozens of old fan coil units through their existing ESPC contract. This is a cutting edge strategy that has saved the District almost a year of development and construction effort, while improving the quality of the project delivery.
- Assisted the District with their proposal for ARRA funding from the Energy Efficiency & Conservation Block Grants portion of the Act. The district was awarded $441,000 that was able to pay for critical infrastructure upgrades.
- Project selected as one of only twelve national case studies by USDOE to highlight best in class energy savings performance contracts that leveraged ARRA funding. http://www1.eere.energy.gov/wip/solutioncenter/pdfs/douglascountyschooldistrictprojectsummary.pdf
- “The ESPC project has been beneficial to everyone – students, staff and community, by improving our buildings in ways otherwise unattainable in our current economic situation.” – Holly Luna, Chief Financial Officer, Douglas County School District.
- Client Douglas County School District, Nevada
- Date December 10, 2014
- Tags Energy Savings Performance Contract