Project Yields 43% Reduction in Energy Use

With a few light bulbs left to be changed, Kalispell Public Schools wraps up roughly $4 million in energy-saving projects that began in 2013 and resulted in reduced electrical, heating and water usage, even with the district expanding its footprint.

Recently, the district switched out approximately 29,000 fluorescent and halogen bulbs to energy-efficient LEDs. The result of the switch has been a 43% reduction in energy usage across the district.

Overall, energy projects were completed in 13 facilities and some of the projects encompassed lighting control upgrades; water efficiency retrofits; heating, ventilation and cooling improvements; boiler and domestic hot water heater replacements, among others items.

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Project Yields 43% Reduction in Energy Use
By: Hilary Matheson