Warren Woods Schools to Start Efficiency Programs - Smart Energy Decisions

Energy Efficiency, Energy Procurement, GHG Emissions  -  January 25, 2024

Warren Woods Schools to Start Efficiency Programs

Warren Woods Public Schools in Warren, Michigan signed an Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC).

The agreement was signed with Ameresco, Inc., a cleantech integrator specializing in energy efficiency and renewable energy. The collaboration seeks to improve the district's facilities by increasing sustainability, energy efficiency, and financial resilience.

Under the ESPC, Ameresco will implement a variety of cutting-edge technologies and services to improve the overall energy infrastructure of Warren Woods Public Schools, which is comprised of one high school, one middle school, three elementary schools, and one alternative high school.

This ESPC leverages Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) funds to include renewable energy technologies like solar and geothermal.

The project will involve the implementation of advanced technologies and services, including new LED lighting, HVAC retrofits, geothermal systems, roofing, water efficiency, and solar integration. 

The estimated lifetime savings of the sustainability measures are $8.7 million over the next 25 years. Construction on the large-scale efficiency work is scheduled to start in 2024 and is expected to be completed by 2025.

“The proactive and innovative approach adopted by our school district ensures the continued financial health of the district and also aligns with our commitment to environmental sustainability,” said Stacey Denewith-Fici, Superintendent of Warren Woods Public Schools, in a statement. “By embracing creative financial and technological solutions, our district is set to make substantial strides in reducing our carbon footprint.”

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