MEDINA COUNTY, OHIO—Framingham, Mass.-based Ameresco Inc., a renewable energy company, has completed construction of a $1.2 million project for Ohio’s Cloverleaf School District, which included energy efficient infrastructure upgrades at four facilities and aims to save the district more than $102,000 in energy and operational costs annually for the duration of a 15-year Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC).

“In these tight fiscal times, we are always looking for the best solutions to enhance our facilities and the quality of student life without putting our budget under even more strain,” said Daryl Kubilus Jr., superintendent, Cloverleaf Local School District. “We hired Ameresco based on its successful track record of working with schools and communities throughout the country, and we have been very pleased with the results of the partnership. The ESPC model has enabled us to implement wide-ranging energy and infrastructure upgrades that otherwise would have not been possible without the performance contracting.”

As part of the ESPC, Ameresco designed, implemented and will operate a number of energy-saving initiatives throughout four facilities for Cloverleaf School District. Some of these efficiencies include:

• Occupancy-sensing light switches

• Building automation system upgrades and expansion

• Domestic hot water boiler replacements

• Heating hot water boiler replacements

• High efficiency boilers at all HVAC demand levels