Baldwin Community Schools is working both to save energy and money as Baldwin’s energy savings program shows positive results. This is the first full heating season we have experienced with new boilers in both buildings and the new lighting that was purchased through a performance contract with Technical Energy Performance Group last year. The performance contract guarantees that the energy cost savings will, at minimum, pay for the loan payments of the investment made by the school in the new boilers, new lighting and other energy cost savings investments over the 10 years of the loan. Both the school and the company monitor the energy usage and the company will pay the difference if the cost savings derived from the new equipment does not pay for the annual loan payments.
TEPG gave a presentation to the Board of Education last month that demonstrated the positive results of the first full season of energy usage at Baldwin Community Schools. Although we believe that there are still areas where we can save additional energy and the affiliated costs that go with more efficient use of the new climate control system we are pleased with the results so far.