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District-wide energy upgrade for Alberta schools

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

A district-wide infrastructure and building systems energy upgrade across 21 central Alberta schools will reduce Wolf Creek Public Schools greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by about 210.6 tonnes and help generate more than $55,000 in annual savings in the first year.

Johnson Controls is implementing the $3-million initiative that will include the installation of intelligent LED lighting fixtures, efficient boiler upgrades, rooftop unit replacements and piping insulation upgrades. The end result is aimed around creating energy and operational savings and improving the environment for students and staff.

“By improving operational efficiencies, we’re helping Wolf Creek Public Schools create a more comfortable, sustainable and productive environment for students to learn and excel,” said Andrew Nartey, performance infrastructure account executive at Johnson Controls. “The project has also supported the economic prosperity of the surrounding communities through our work with qualified local talent in Ponoka, Red Deer and Alberta.”

The first of three initial project phases was completed in January 2020. The Energy Performance Contract will help Wolf Creek Public Schools use guaranteed savings to offset the cost of the project while creating more space within its budget for additional upgrades and student resources.

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