UNION COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
EduCon Energy is pleased to announce approval of a 3-year consulting agreement with Union Country Public Schools projected to begin July 1, 2018. Union County Public Schools (UCPS) is the sixth largest public school system in North Carolina. It serves approximately 41,500 students at 53 schools and has approximately 5,000 staff members. The district is currently conducting interviews for two energy manager positions. EduCon is working with staff to upload one year of baseline energy data into EduCon’s Energy Master Pro utility tracking software. The district has also submitted an energy policy for School Board approval and are developing Energy Guidelines which will be shared with all members of the school staff.
DAVIDSON COUNTY SCHOOLS
EduCon Energy completed a 3-year contract with Davidson County Schools between March 2007 through February 2010. Although the program has continued to reduce energy costs long after our direct involvement, there was a feeling within district leadership that supplemental consulting services from EduCon could improve efficiency and increase overall savings. EduCon entered into a one-year contract on October 1, 2017. The energy policy and guidelines have been updated by the Board. The district utilizes EduCon’s Energy Master Pro utility tracking software. As a part of the project, EduCon is reviewing the database and making recommendations for potential data issues. After not having a person in the Energy Manager’s role for several years, Davidson County Schools has filled a position in the maintenance department combining responsibility for HVAC controls with the routine responsibilities of the energy manager. Davidson County operates 36 schools and serves approximately 18,800 students.
GASTON COUNTY SCHOOLS
EduCon Energy began a 3-year consulting services agreement with Gaston County Schools on July 1, 2017. Gaston is the 9th largest public school district in North Carolina with 60 sites and 32,000 students. The district has 3,700 employees, including 1,950 classroom teachers. The district has two, full time energy managers that enter and analyze utility data into Energy Master Pro and routinely conduct school audits. Within the first four months of program implementation, total adjusted energy savings exceed $387,000.
MOORE COUNTY SCHOOLS
EduCon Energy began a 3-year consulting agreement with Moore County Schools on January 1, 2017. The district includes 23 schools and serves 12,930 students. They have one full time energy manager who enters utility data into Energy Master Pro and conducts routine energy audits at all sites. The energy manager is also in charge of the districts automated controls. Besides savings attributed to reductions in electricity and heating fuels, EduCon has tracked abnormal usage of water at several schools that resulted with the identification of significant long term water leaks. The energy manager has worked closely with the Maintenance Department to repair the leaks and also communicated with the water service provider to recoup some of the costs.