The Panama Central School District consists of one school building that includes the elementary, middle, and high school classrooms.  The school building is approximately 230,000 square feet.  There is also a bus garage that is approximately 15,000 square feet.  SmartEdge worked with the Panama CSD  to develop an Energy Performance Contract that will produce annual energy and operations & maintenance cost savings.  The $1M improvement program includes the following energy conservation measures:

  • Interior / Exterior Lighting Upgrades
  • VFD Pump and Fan Controls
  • Boiler Burner Upgrades and Heater Controls
  • Domestic HW Pump Controls
  • Boiler Room Insulation
  • Bus Garage Booster Pump Station & Controls
  • Automatic Pool Cover

In the first year, the Panama CSD has realized electrical savings of 1,304,824 KWH (14% above guarantee) and gas savings of 7,173 MCF (26% above guarantee). Because the project is still being finalized, future results should reflect even better.