In December of 2013, Dighton USD 482 entered into a $3.2 million energy savings project with Trane. The project consisted of building upgrades designed to reduce the district’s annual energy usage and address deferred maintenance issues.
Upgrades at Dighton USD 482 began in February, 2014, and were completed in September of 2014. Overall savings in operations, maintenance, and utilities expenses are projected to be approximately $190,000 annually.
The improvement projects were achieved through participation in a statewide program offered by the Kansas Energy Commission (enabled by K.S.A. 75-37,125) and a performance contract with Trane. The $3.2 million project is being funded with bond proceeds. The total project will be paid for over a twenty year period.
Click here to read the Transformation Story about Dighton USD 482 with before and after photos from the project.
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Performance contracting upgrades result in projected savings in operations, maintenance and utility expenses of $190,000 a year; enhance the learning environment with quiet and comfortable classrooms.