Dayton, OH - June 27, 2017 - The Dayton Power and Light Company (DP&L), a subsidiary of The AES Corporation (NYSE:AES) presented the Kettering City Schools with an energy efficiency rebate of $536,241.52 for upgrading to LED lighting and implementing several energy saving projects throughout the district's facilities.
With guidance from DP&L, Kettering City Schools installed LED energy efficient lighting and occupancy sensors at each building which significantly improved energy efficiency and reduced energy costs. The district is on track for a total savings of 1,236,000 kilowatt hours annually from these projects. Additionally, several internal procedures and practices, such as having employees manually turn off lights when not in use and adjusting thermostat temperature set points seasonally have contributed to being more energy conscious.
Over the past 6 years, the district has enlisted the support of DP&L's energy efficiency team to conduct audits and re-evaluate where further improvements could be made to increase their savings and maximize their energy use. As a result of these latest projects, Kettering City Schools will achieve energy savings of more than 2.3M kilowatt hours annually.
The buildings included the transportation facility, maintenance office, J.E. Prass Elementary School, Southdale Elementary School, Orchard Park Elementary School, Oakview Elementary School, John F. Kennedy Elementary School, Indian Riffle Elementary School, Greenmont Elementary School, Beavertown Elementary School, Van Buren Middle School, Trent Arena, Kettering Middle School, Fairmont High School and the D.L. Barnes Administration Office.
"We are proud of the long-standing partnership we enjoy with The Dayton Power and Light Company that results in a win-win situation for both organizations," says Scott Inskeep, superintendent of the Kettering City Schools. "Like DP&L, the Kettering Schools are committed to energy efficiency. The district's maintenance department is continually looking at ways to power our more than 1.5-million-square-feet of facility space more efficiently and, in the process, to save taxpayer dollars. This rebate check represents a significant amount of money that allowed the district to move forward with energy-efficient upgrades across the district, allowing us to lower our energy costs for the future."
"Through smart planning and utilizing today's most energy efficient lighting systems, students and the entire community will benefit from lower energy costs. Just as Kettering City Schools values the education it provides to its students, DP&L values the priority this school district is placing on energy efficiency," said DP&L President and CEO Tom Raga. "DP&L is very proud to partner with the district's continued focus on an energy efficient operation."
To learn more about DP&L's energy efficiency programs, visit https://www.dpandl.com/save-money/business-government/.