C&S Net Zero program for Manchester-Shortsville schools highlighted in article

After investigating the energy systems at Manchester-Shortsville schools, C&S recommended several upgrades to the buildings’ aging interior lighting, heating and cooling systems. An article in the Canandaigua Daily Messenger on November 5 discusses the findings of C&S and our suggested changes to the facility. The article reads:

“Jim Olcott and Ben Tashjian of Syracuse-based C&S Engineers, Inc. presented findings of a recent inspection of the school district’s buildings to the Board of Education at the Oct. 22 meeting. The inspection was done to develop a complete list of potential areas of energy reduction and facility improvement not covered by the more than $3 million capital project passed in April.

“Added up, the potential cost of the recommended updates was estimated at more than $1.7 million, of which roughly $1.3 million would be covered by New York State Education Department reimbursement. This would amount to an annual program cost of $182,324. The state would pay $128,840 of that, and C&S quoted the annual energy savings at $108,098. Added all up, Red Jacket would stand to see an annual surplus of $54,614. All cost figures were calculated assuming improvements were completed as part of a single project.

“C&S has been working with Red Jacket under its “Net Zero” program through the┬ástate Education Department under a budget capped at $100,000 per year. The first year of “Net Zero” has already been completed, while the second year is currently in the state’s approval queue.”

Read the entire article online at the Daily Messenger.