Toledo School District
McKinstry assisted Toledo School District in identifying, applying for, and securing a 2010 Washington State Jobs Act grant. The grant allowed Toledo School District to complete numerous energy efficiency projects throughout the district’s three schools. The projects will not only help the district reduce energy use, but will also free up general fund dollars for other immediate needs.
Direct Digital Controls Upgrade (Elementary, Middle, High)
McKinstry installed a new direct digital control (DDC) system that is monitored 24/7 through the district’s graphical user interface at each school. This allows the district to ensure that systems are shut down during off hours and/or optimized based on the many community events that are held within the district’s facilities. The system is accessible remotely with troubleshooting and monitoring capabilities to help avoid critical impact situations.
Variable Frequency Drive Installation (Elementary, Middle)
The improved control systems save energy by allowing air volume to match the system demand based on sensors.
Lighting Upgrade (Elementary, Middle)
A variety of existing lighting fixtures were replaced with high performance products that feature extended performance lamps.
Toledo School District is expecting energy savings amounting to $15,060 from annual electrical use and $5,045 from annual gas use. These reductions will be savings that feed directly into the district’s general fund.
Owner—Toledo School District