Lighting Optimizers Reduces Costs with Green Alternatives

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Oak Hill Union Local Schools Save Taxpayers $156,902 in One Year Through Energy Conservation Measures

  TIPP CITY, Ohio, April 23, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Michael McCoy, Superintendent of Oak Hill Union Local Schools, is pleased to announce that the District has saved $156,902 during the first year after implementing an energy conservation project with Energy Optimizers, USA, a Tipp City, Ohio based company.  
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We can't be more proud of our Team! They are the reason that we have been able to successfully help K-12 schools, institutions and companies across the Great State of Ohio save millions of energy dollars. 
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Edgerton Local Schools

“The Energy Optimizers, USA team has been very low-pressure in their approach to helping us determine what is best for our district throughout the sales process. They are not pushy “salesmen” but instead have worked to meet our district needs. They have been very accommodating and responsive in addressing our questions and concerns.” - Andy Morr, Superintendent Edgerton Local Schools 
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Jackson City Schools, Jackson, Ohio

“Energy Optimizers, USA and its experienced team have made the process of doing a House Bill project very straight forward and easy, explaining every step involved and working with us to make sure that we are comfortable with the project.” - Phil Howard, Superintendent Jackson City Schools 
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Eaton Community Schools, Eaton, Ohio

“Energy Optimizers, USA has saved Eaton Community Schools more than $249,500 in energy and maintenance costs annually.” - Brad Neavin, Superintendent Eaton Community Schools  
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Saving Money Every Day#1 The Energy Audit#2 The Savings Proposal#3 Energy Project Financing#4 Schools and HB264
       If you are looking to save millions of dollars in real energy savings over the life of your facilities you are in the right place. Yes, you read that correctly, we can save you millions! Our claim is substantiated with actual case studies from familiar places in Ohio. Welcome to Energy Optimizers, USA. We specialize in helping Ohio schools, government agencies, and commercial/ industrial facilities identify, finance, and implement energy saving projects. We are your turnkey solution to energy savings.        Our objective is to be with you from start to finish. After all, we have delivered over $20 million dollars in vendor-neutral energy savings projects with NO change orders. Here is how we work together to achieve your maximum energy saving potential.
       We start by auditing your energy consumption.        We will evaluate everything from your utility providers, to your lighting, and the 30 items in between.        We will get a complete picture of your building’s energy consumption and your needs.        Increasingly in the last several decades, industrial energy audits have exploded as the demand to lower increasingly expensive energy costs and move towards a sustainable future have made energy audit greatly important. It is important to note, you may be able to get the cost of this audit reimbursed at 100%!
        After we complete the audit we will provide you with a comprehensive binder identifying the costs savings associated with various energy saving proposals.
Some of the items are simple maintenance measures that can be implemented over time. Other projects, such as lighting retrofits, offer such a ROI it is difficult to postpone them.
The report may also contain recommendations on new equipment to replace items approaching the end of their service life.
        We will then help you acquire financing. Your financing can include, utility rebates, energy project loans, performance contracting, grants, and loans. We have experienced personnel available to assist you with all available financing options. The typical payback can be as little as two years.
        School Districts have additional financing resources available to them. House Bill HB264 allows school districts to finance energy saving projects without passing a bond issue or levy. This bill is a specific program allowing energy saving projects to paid over a 15-year period. We can walk you through all the steps necessary to realize this opportunity.
We encourage you to read this article in its entirety as written by our energy engineer, Josh Foor. As public facilities are squeezed for funds because of cuts in funding for a variety of reasons, operators and administrators are constantly looking for ways to reduce operational and maintenance costs. One large cost is often the utilities, including electricity, gas or propane, and water that are required to run the buildings. These utilities are a great place to start when looking to cut operational costs. To understand how to reduce the costs associated with utilities, it is important to first understand how each is used. In most commercial buildings, heating and cooling make up a large portion of total utility use. When looking at heating fuels, a staggering 85 to 95 percent of total heating fuel is used to heat the building with the remaining usage coming from domestic hot water or other small needs. For electricity, anywhere from 20 to 35 percent of total usage is consumed by the building’s HVAC system, including pumps, fans, and cooling equipment. Another significant electrical user is the lighting throughout a facility which can use anywhere from 40 to 65 percent of all the electricity in the building. The remaining electrical loads come from things like printers, computers, refrigerators, and other plugged devices. With the knowledge of how we use utilities, we can begin to look at ways to save. When doing so, it is important to remember that we should first start with “end-use” options as well as the “low hanging fruit” to make the most of any money that is spent. With this thought in mind, we will first look at no-cost enhancements, then move on to some low- cost and capital-cost improvements. To begin with, there are many things that can be implemented with zero investment to help reduce utility consumption. One option would be to reduce temperature set-points throughout a building during the heating season, and then to raise them during cooling season. Rules of thumb say that for every degree changed, utilities for heating and cooling can be decreased by up to 3%.  A good guideline for occupied set-points would be 67-68 ° F during the heating season and 73-74 °F during the cooling season. Another no-cost item would be to more accurately schedule building occupancy. Allowing the building to shift to an “unoccupied mode” as often as possible can have a significant effect on total utility consumption. Scheduling the building so that nights, weekends, holidays, and other breaks are all known and programmed into the building automation system will allow for as little run time as possible with many of the largest energy users. Finally, lowering the domestic hot water temperature and scheduling domestic hot water pumps similar to how the HVAC systems are scheduled are two quick and easy changes that can add up to significant dollar savings. Once the no-cost options have been exhausted, it is time to look at some of the low-cost options that are available in most facilities. To start with, preventative maintenance is one of the biggest areas of need in many facilities. Similarly to operating any automobile, basic preventative maintenance is the key to efficiently operating a building for the long term. For relatively minimal cost, the life span of most major equipment can be extended many years if the equipment is properly serviced and cared for, saving large amounts of money in terms of replacement costs. Next, lighting enhancements can result in significant reduction in what is often the largest user of electricity in the facility. Upgrading from T12 or T8-32 Watt lamps to low wattage T8 lamps can be an easy replacement as lights are being replaced for virtually no cost difference. Additional lighting enhancements include installing occupancy sensors, replacing interior high intensity discharge (HID) fixtures with fluorescent fixtures that operate with nearly half the energy use, or replacing exterior HID fixtures with LED technologies that can result in more than 50 percent reduction. Advanced programming measures such as CO2 demand ventilation or optimum start stop for boilers and chillers are easy to add to existing building automation systems and can also provide a huge return in energy savings for a fairly low-cost investment. Next, there are great ways to save water, including low flow faucets, removing fill and dump urinal systems, repairing leaky sinks or toilets, and retrofitting/replacing failed steam traps, which can all add up to significant water savings over time. Finally, building envelope enhancements including caulking, weather stripping, duct/vent sealing and insulation are all great ways to save some money and improve comfort in any facility. Once all other options have been exhausted, the final step is to look into the wide variety of capital improvements that can improve efficiency and reduce utility and maintenance costs in a facility. These options generally take much longer to pay back, and are often built-in with a long term plan so that money can be appropriately allocated well in advance to make these projects feasible. Some of the bigger capital efficiency improvements include boiler or chiller upgrades, variable frequency drives, building automation systems (especially upgrades from pneumatic to digital), door and window replacements, roof repairs/replacements, and many of the renewable energy options like solar thermal, solar PV, and wind. Click to download OPFMA Summer 2014 Newsletter
lightingopt   Lighting Optimizers, USA provides a whole host of services that create savings for your organization including:
  • Lighting Audits and Engineering
  • Turn-Key Lighting Retrofit Solutions
  • Rebate & Tax Incentive Acquisition
  • Lighting Design Consultation
  • LED Technologies
  • Occupancy Sensors & Lighting Controls
Contact Lighting Optimizers today for more information: Lighting Optimizers, USA 3800 Lightner Rd. Vandalia, OH 45377, USA Phone: (937) 877-1274 email:

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