An energy audit conducted at this 158,000 square foot high school focused on 6 Energy Conservation Measures (ECM). Among those studied were VAV reheat system conversion, exhaust fan duty cycling, door vestibules, lighting reduction, swimming pool heat reclaim climate control system, and replacement of 450-ton chiller. Resulting implementation of the recommended ECMs reduced the electric bill for this all electric school over 19%, or $55,000 per year.
As a Certified Energy Auditor for the State of Indiana, DAE successfully petitioned the Department of Energy for a matching grant for Blackford County High School. Following the grant award, DAE helped the high school with several additional mechanical upgrade projects, such as chilled water system upgrades and VAV revisions to the HVAC.