FARMINGTON, Conn. — Carrier introduced an Energy Assessment Program designed to aid school administrators and school boards with identifying and remediating energy drains on campus.

“Approximately 25 percent of Americans go to school every day as students, teachers, and administrators, so we need to drive change in the operations and maintenance of existing educational facilities,” said Greg Alcorn, vice president, commercial sales and marketing, Carrier. “Identifying ways to reduce energy consumption, improve IAQ, and increase comfort can have a tremendous impact on student health and performance, school operating costs, and the environment.”

Carrier K-12 Energy Assessments collect and analyze onsite data and information, such as utility bills, operating schedules, and occupancy levels that are then modeled to create a detailed, easy-to-read report.

The analysis is done to meet ASHRAE Level I Energy Assessment and provides recommendations for easily implemented solutions.

“It is important to debunk the myth that greening schools is expensive,” Alcorn said. “Our assessments recommend solutions that provide savings that often offset the cost of the assessment within the first two years of implementation, and can provide additional savings over time.”

Carrier also will implement a similar program for small- and mid-sized commercial building owners which will include a site review and analysis of utility bills, operating schedules, and occupancy levels to capture information about the site, which is then modeled to create a detailed, easy-to-read, actionable report.

Publication date: 4/29/2013