Pennsylvania elementary school implements energy-efficiency upgrades Image courtesy of Schrader Group Architecture.

Pennsylvania elementary school implements energy-efficiency upgrades

Sinking Springs Elementary School in York, Pa., part of Central York School District, is saving $170,000 annually after completing energy-efficiency upgrades with the help of InsideIQ Building Automation Alliance member NRG Controls Inc. of Harrisburg, Pa.

NRG, which serves commercial and public-sector clients in central Pennsylvania, partnered with the district to benchmark utility costs and implement upgrades at the 89,000-sq-ft school, which was built in 2000. NRG concluded that investing $524,000 in a building-automation-system (BAS) upgrade, burner retrofits, integration of the boiler into the BAS, and a chiller replacement would increase energy efficiency and improve occupant comfort for the more than 700 students and staff members at the fourth-through-sixth-grade school.

Read more at our sister publication Heating/Piping/Air Conditioning Engineering.

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