Neshoba County Schools Continued Facility Modernization Project with Schneider Electric
● Latest updates included sports lighting upgrades and building automation additions, as community continued to reap the benefits
PHILADELPHIA, Miss. – October 28, 2022 – Neshoba County Schools announced in June that its facility modernization partnership with Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and sustainability, will continue. The phase two work has now been implemented across the campuses involved. This phase of work included sports lighting upgrades at the baseball and softball fields, as well as the expansion the district’s building automation system (BAS), installed in the previous phase of work, to include the new cafeteria building that opened in early 2021.
The pictures showcase the recently updated sports field lighting.
The district first partnered with Schneider Electric in 2020 to:
· Unify district’s separate BAS platforms, under one system for educational facilities, eliminating siloes in communication
· Enable increased efficiency in HVAC systems and reducing waste of taxpayer dollars
· Modernize the district’s existing facilities’ lighting and BAS to match the recently upgraded Neshoba Central High School
The upgrades spanned district-wide, including the Neshoba Central Elementary, Middle and High Schools, the central administrative office, athletic facilities, and bus shop, encompassing more than 400,000 square feet. All lighting throughout these facilities have been upgraded to LEDs and all educational buildings are now on one building automation system, incorporating the existing platform at Neshoba Central High School, making all schools accessible from one comprehensive interface.
The district paid for the upgrades through an energy savings performance contract (ESPC) that eliminated the need for capital outlay and funded the improvements directly from the expected energy savings. Increasing efficiency through the energy infrastructure allows the school district to put more money towards enhancing efficiency and student comfort, not its energy use.
In fact, the district has seen savings beyond what was expected. To date, the District has saved over $365,995, or $207,988 over what was projected for savings.
“Our district is excited to continue our work with our trusted partner, Schneider Electric,” said Dr. Lundy Brantley, superintendent of Neshoba County Schools. “We’re excited to unveil the improvements to our wider community and look forward to reaping the benefits for years to come”
Over the past 30 years, Schneider Electric has successfully implemented more than 850 energy ESPC projects across the nation, saving its clients more than $3 billion. This project delivery method helps publicly funded entities make capital improvements over longer payback periods and offers many long-term benefits such as improved facility efficiency, occupant comfort, financial management and environmental protection.
For more information on how Schneider Electric helps K-12 schools tackle energy efficiency, please visit www.se.us/enable.
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