IBM Smarter Building Technology Helps Schools Cut Costs

IBM Smarter Building Technology Helps Schools Cut Costs

Three of the US’ largest school districts are using IBM Smarter Building technology to reduce operating costs and generate millions of dollars in new revenue streams.

The School District of Palm Beach County in Florida, Portland Public Schools in Oregon and Clark County School District in Nevada are using the software to make “smarter,” more energy-efficient decisions about how their physical assets, such as school buildings and facilities, are used, according to the tech giant and districts.

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Schools Roundup: Pacific Gas & Electric, Cenergistic, EnergyCAP, Ameresco Quantum

Schools Roundup: Pacific Gas & Electric, Cenergistic, EnergyCAP, Ameresco Quantum

Napa Valley Unified School District in California has saved about $280,000 in electricity costs, about 1.8 million kWh, and avoided 460 tons GHG emissions every year for the past two years after implementing a series of energy-efficiency retrofits at several campuses, Napa Valley Register reports. Working with Pacific Gas & Electric and Napa County Energy Watch, the district installed energy-conserving equipment often with zero out-of-pocket expenditure. The $200,000 project, which had a payback of less than a year, included efficient classroom lighting, district-wide computer energy management systems and new pumps for five district swimming pools. The pool pump retrofit alone is expected to save $66,000 annually, while the smart power strips for 2,600 personal computer saves $5,000 per month.

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