Project Files: Schools
COMPANY: Johnson Controls Inc.
INSTALLATION: Johnson Controls Metasys® building management system
CUSTOMER: Houghton-Portage Township School District, Houghton, Mich.
OBJECTIVE: Ensure the proper learning environment by addressing facility improvements.
DESCRIPTION: After conducting an energy audit, Johnson Controls revealed numerous ways the district could improve energy efficiency. Some made included replacement of select boilers and thermostats, installation of variable-frequency drives, occupancy and CO2 sensors, and other HVAC equipment. All the lighting and HVAC equipment and controls are monitored by a Johnson Controls Metasys® building management system.
The energy-efficiency upgrades are expected to bring the district savings of 30 percent; nearly $110,000 annually over the 20-year contract. Under a five-year planned service agreement, Johnson Controls maintains the Metasys system and HVAC equipment and provides measurement and verification services to ensure savings are realized.
“The benefit of these upgrades goes beyond the savings to one of the key drivers behind this project.”
- Phillip Folts, board of education, Houghton-Portage Township Schools
Publication date: 12/07/2009