Sparta High School

Total Savings:

Electricity Savings (kWh): 342,723 25%
Natural Gas Savings (Therms): 12,314 34%
Overall Energy Savings (Mbtu): 2,401 29%
Utility Cost Savings ($): $35,492 27%
Estimated Project Cost ($): $114,631 3.23 yrs. (Payback)
Available Utility Incentives($): $51,940 45% of Proj. Cost
Net Cost w/Incentives ($): $62,691 1.77 yrs. (Payback)

Date Completed: May 2014
Client: Sparta Community Unit School District #140
Size: 115,540 sq. ft.
Type of Construction: Existing
Service: Retrocommissioning, Energy Audit
Facility Type: Education K-12

Sparta High School, located in Sparta, Illinois consists of three buildings: the main high school building, a vocational center, and the Fulton Gymnasium. Retrocommissioning services included an in-depth review of energy usage and issues related to building envelope, mechanical and control systems, and lighting, with the intent to identify improvement measures with simple payback of less than 1.5 years. When the savings were presented to the district superintendent, he expressed that the savings would allow him to hire two more badly-needed teachers.