May 04, 2017
Conservation projects will reduce Putnam Valley School District’s consumption, operating costs.
VALHALLA, NY – May 4, 2017: Con Edison Solutions (CES), one of America’s leading energy services companies, announced today that it has signed an energy performance contract with the Putnam Valley Central School District that is designed to significantly improve the energy efficiency of the District’s buildings and infrastructure, enhance the learning environment through improved comfort, and slow the pace of escalating energy costs.
The contract will result in guaranteed annual cost savings of more than $380,000 for the District.
“As one of America’s leading energy services companies, we recognize the profound positive impact energy efficiency programs can have on the community, and we are proud to support the region’s schools by providing energy efficiency improvements and cost-saving solutions,” said Mark Noyes, President and CEO of Con Edison Solutions. “Children deserve to study and grow in comfortable facilities, and it is satisfying to know our company will play some role in enhancing the environment in which students learn.”
The energy efficiency project addresses more than 275,000 square feet of space, including Putnam Valley Elementary School, Putnam Valley Middle School and Putnam Valley High School. Working closely with the District’s facility management as well as KG&D Architects to develop a cost-effective project plan, Con Edison Solutions will provide the following energy conservation measures:
“Our Board of Education has always been strongly in favor of sustainability models and reduced energy consumption. We are proud to partner with Con Edison Solutions, on this ambitious energy efficiency program to find better, more cost-effective ways to use our energy resources and to allow our students to be more aware of their school environment and the way technology and alternative energy models actually influence their lives. The District will also take advantage of the opportunity to establish a K-12 curriculum directly related to the project”, said Dr. Fran Wills, Superintendent of Schools.
Prior to being selected to implement the energy performance contract, Con Edison Solutions developed a Comprehensive Energy Audit (CEA) for the Putnam Valley Central School District. During this process, the Con Edison Solutions project development team conducted a thorough energy assessment of the District’s schools and facilities. Moreover, the team visited each of the sites, met with facilities management and staff to discuss areas of concern, and reviewed available plans and drawings to verify existing conditions and develop constructability plans for proposed improvements. After reviewing both its findings and available documentation, Con Edison Solutions determined which combination of proposed improvements would maximize the school district’s cost savings while maintaining the required financing term.
As an added incentive, the New York State Education Department offers school districts an additional 10% financial aid on energy performance projects that are voter approved. In order to bring this additional benefit to the taxpayers of Putnam Valley, the School District will include a separate proposition on the ballot which will be presented to the public for a vote on Tuesday, May 16. With a positive outcome by the voters, this project could generate additional aid of more than $600,000 over the 15 year term of contract. Polls will be open at the Putnam Valley Elementary School, 171 Oscawana Lake Road, from 6:00 am to 9:00 pm.
About Putnam Valley Central School District
The Putnam Valley Central School District has three schools, an elementary, middle and high school that serve 1700 students. The District, in partnership with the community, ensures that all students are engaged in a challenging, student-focused educational program, combining academics, the arts, clubs and athletics. The District is well known for their innovative one to one laptop program for all students. The state-of-the-art high school is only 17 years old and was built with a geo-thermal heating/cooling system, which allowed for a future expansion into the Middle School. The elementary school’s “Great Expectations” guide students and staff, kindergarten through twelfth grade: Be Kind, Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Responsible.
About Con Edison Solutions
Con Edison Solutions is a leading energy services company that provides renewable energy, sustainability services, cost-effective energy efficiency solutions, demand response, energy performance contracting and design build services. The company serves commercial, industrial, residential and government customers, as well as universities, public school districts, and hospitals nationwide. Offering innovative products, financial stability, and a commitment to customer service, the company has offices in Valhalla, New York; Burlington, Massachusetts; Cherry Hill, New Jersey; Falls Church, Virginia; Tampa, Florida; Nashville, Tennessee; and Bloomington, Minnesota. The company’s dedicated team of energy professionals delivers a broad range of energy solutions. Con Edison Solutions offers programs and services designed to help customers achieve their individual energy objectives and is accredited as an Energy Services Provider (ESP) by the National Association of Energy Service Companies (NAESCO).
Con Edison Solutions is a subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc. (NYSE: ED). More information can be obtained by calling 1-888-210-8899 or visiting the Con Edison Solutions website at www.conedsolutions.com. You can also visit the Consolidated Edison, Inc. website at http://investor.conedison.com for information on all of the Consolidated Edison companies.