Coxsackie Athens Central School District

  • Reduced energy use
  • Reduced total cost of ownership
  • Improved O&M
  • Improved comfort

Uncovering hidden value with innovative improvements

After a highly competitive selection process, Ecosystem Energy Services was selected as Coxsackie Athens’ preferred partner to provide design and implementation services on an Energy Performance Contracting basis. Unlike most districts, Coxsackie Athens is already an efficient school system, empowered by a dedicated administration and a knowledgeable facilities department. This challenged Ecosystem to uncover value and innovative improvements.

One of the project’s biggest improvements will be the elimination of the remaining steam heating systems, drastically improving classroom comfort, reducing noise, and eliminating temperature fluctuations across the schools. The design also integrates several systems implemented as part of past capital improvements projects so the entire system will operate seamlessly, mitigating comfort challenges and reducing the cost of ownership and maintenance over time.

The project is already underway with engineering activity and preliminary design, in close collaboration with the district and the consulting architects, CSArch. The project is expected to generate approximately 60% in annual energy savings.

Customized Performance Measures

Interior and exterior lighting upgrade

Electrical network optimization

Controls expansion and optimization

Building envelope improvements

Steam to hot water conversion

Boiler plant upgrades

Computer energy management

Project Period
Annual Energy Savings
Number of Buildings
Energy Bill Reduction
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Creating Optimum Conditions for Student Learning and Well-Being Many school boards and districts are struggling to fund ongoing capital improvement projects and address significant deferred maintenance. Energy performance projects offer a perfect solution. School districts can leverage funds from energy savings to pay for, underwrite, or invest in projects, including…
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