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Texas Schools Upgrade HVAC Equipment Via Cool Schools Grant Program

Pepco Energy Services and the Mineral Wells Independent School District have developed an energy savings project to increase the efficiency of heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment at both the Houston and Travis Elementary schools.
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Pepco Energy Services, Inc., a subsidiary of Pepco Holdings, Inc. and the Mineral Wells Independent School District (ISD) have developed a $1.2 million energy savings project that aims to increase the efficiency of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment at both the Houston and Travis Elementary schools.

Through the Texas State Energy Conservation Office’s Cool Schools Grant Program, Mineral Wells ISD received the funds to replace dated HVAC equipment with new and more efficient equipment. Under the agreement terms, Pepco Energy Services will upgrade Travis Elementary School and Houston Elementary School’s HVAC infrastructure by replacing the inefficient 21-year-old rooftop units with new, high-efficiency rooftop units, nearly doubling the efficiency over the existing units.

As a result of the project, Mineral Wells ISD will lower its electrical costs by approximately $10,300 per year and its electrical energy consumption by 8.5 percent.

The project will also result in energy savings of more than 74,000 kWh per year and a reduction of 44.5 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions per year.

Construction for this contract will begin the first week of August 2012 and is due to be substantially complete prior to the start of classes on August 27th.

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