The Glen Cove City School District in Long Island hosts 3,280 students in seven buildings. The district was dealing with deferred maintenance and infrastructure issues that were becoming more pressing. The administration had planned to address these issues with funding from capital bonds, but the community had voted against the projects twice, with a third bond application postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ecosystem won a competitive bid with the district to develop a project that would improve building comfort and reduce energy use. It would also tackle the much needed improvements heightened by the COVID-19 pandemic and new state guidelines to improve ventilation rates.
An extension built at Landing Elementary School, which had no direct fresh air supply, was causing the central heating system to use extra energy. Ecosystem designed a rooftop heat pump to provide direct fresh air to these classrooms as well as increase the system efficiency and pro
vide centralized cooling. To mitigate the increased energy use, Ecosystem designed a heat recovery wheel to capture as much heat as possible and minimize the amount of energy used. A full LED lighting redesign and upgrade provides improved lighting and addresses a 30,000 sq ft ceiling tile grid. In addition, a 1+ MW solar PV system will offset a substantial electric demand and reduce overall district demand charges from the grid.
1 MW solar PV
Computer energy manager
VFDs and motor replacement
BMS and controls upgrades
Plug load managers