Butler County Schools: Kentucky's Best Performing School District
Butler County Schools is a rural school district with an enrollment of 2,200 students and four classroom buildings totaling approximately 300,000 square feet of space. Two phases of performance contracting with Harshaw Trane have addressed energy and comfort issues in the high school, middle school, and central office. Harshaw Trane Intelligent Services was employed to ensure proper system operation and to drive additional savings. Butler County Schools invested $810,000 in phase one and $737,502 in phase two. They have seen an annual savings of $170,000.
Jimmy Arnold, Energy Manager states "In 2004 we reviewed our building operations to identify a more efficient process, which led to energy usage savings. By 2010 we were still "guessing" our Demand Intensity during startup and decided to install metering and Dashboard software, which eliminated the guesswork. Now we know the demand of our buildings and are able to manage and make adjustments when a building requires a change."