Project Profile: Kingston Schools Move to Head
of Energy- Efficiency Class
A series of comprehensive NYPA energy-efficiency
projects for the Kingston School District saves more than $325,000 a
The $6.9 million project will serve to enhance the
learning environment and provide a healthier atmosphere for about 8,000
children while putting a significant dent in the system’s electric bill
and, ultimately, the burden on taxpayers.
The improvements were a key factor in earning the
district a 2001 ENERGY STAR in a competition sponsored by the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy.
NYPA financed the upfront costs of the project,
which will be repaid by the district through a portion of its energy
savings. After a payback period of 10 years, the school district will
realize all the savings.
The work includes an upgrade of lighting equipment,
installation of high-efficiency motors for heating and ventilation
systems, and replacement or renovation of boilers. NYPA engineers
directed installation of lighting/occupancy sensors in dozens of
classrooms, offices and rest rooms; an energy management system; ceiling
insulation; double-sided thermopane windows and steam traps. Overall,
more than 20 structures, including schools and garages, will benefit
from the improvements.
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