Distributed Energy Resources, Energy Efficiency - December 14, 2021
Paducah, KY Schools Approve Energy Conservation Plan
The members of the Paducah Independent School District Board approved a $10.6 million plan to reduce its energy usage, according to an article from the Paducah Sun.
The project includes renovating and upgrading items such as water heaters, boilers, heating ventilation and air conditioning, lighting, heat pump, kitchen hood and freezer upgrades, and bus clock heater.
The school board members approved the proposal from Ascendant Facility Partners, a Paducah-based company that provides energy and infrastructure solutions. The company said the school district is estimated to save $5.6 million in energy costs.
Superintendent Donald Shively said the school district’s equipment is old and needs to be updated and mentioned that the Paducah Tilghman’s HVAC system was installed in 1998. Some of the costs could be financed with a future bond.