McClure Company Partners with Local School District to Improve Educational Programs, Reduce Energy Costs

McClure Company, a NAESCO-Accredited energy service company, is a fully integrated energy service, engineering, mechanical construction and maintenance organization dedicated to bringing energy-efficient solutions to communities.

The Elizabethtown Area School District (Elizabethtown, PA) is one such community with whom McClure Company is proud to be partnered. As part of Pennsylvania’s Guaranteed Energy Savings Act 2016-163 (GESA), the district partnered with McClure Company to achieve its energy efficiency improvement objectives, which included updates to lighting systems, HVAC systems, electrical systems and the buildings themselves.  Together, these energy conservation measures are expected to generate nearly $400,000 in annual savings over the course of the facility renewal program.  To further emphasize energy conscious design, the project also included a ground mounted solar photovoltaic (PV) system.

The district engaged McClure Company after resolving to acquire necessary energy efficiency and infrastructure improvement services at the best available value, thereby minimizing the financial burden for taxpayers and enabling the district to repurpose operational expenses towards its educational programs.

McClure Company worked with the district’s architect to develop and implement a plan that would update and, importantly, standardize its facilities so as to reduce the learning curve for the maintenance department. The facility upgrades are expected to generate upwards of $6 million dollars in savings over the next twenty years. And with McClure Company’s installation of a 2,000 panel, 500 kW solar field, the district can expect to accrue an additional $2 million in energy savings over the next two decades, bringing the total savings of the GESA project to $8 million by 2039.

But it’s not just McClure Company’s project that impressed the school district. “Aside from the construction and energy savings, I can't say enough good about McClure. They are a great partner that will help me with whatever situation I'm in. I consider them my long-term partner that I can rely on for honest feedback with the District's best interest first, not the sale,” said EASD Director of Buildings & Grounds, Adam Bergens.

Date Posted: 5/18/2020