Glen Cove City School District

  • Improved comfort
  • Reduced GHG emissions
  • Energy bill savings
  • Asset renewal
  • Improved O&M

Using ventilation requirements to expand an energy performance project scope

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.

Customized Performance Measures

1 MW solar PV

Boiler replacement

Ventilation upgrades

Computer energy manager

Envelope improvements

Lighting upgrades

VFDs and motor replacement

BMS and controls upgrades

Plug load managers

Insulation improvements

Project Period
Annual Energy Bill Reduction
Payback Period
16.4 years
Annual Savings
GHG 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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