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Reducing Energy Consumption

The Osceola School District continues to work diligently to decrease energy consumption in as many ways possible. Click a link below to explore an area of energy consumption that the district continues to decrease.

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Electricty Consumption Reduction Program

Program Requirements

Year Started
The district's inside light saving program requires a switch to 25 and 28 watt lamps. Staff will turn unneeded lights off and use only lights necessary to meet national recommended light levels.
2001-2008
The district will shut down Air Handler Units (AHU’s) when school is not in session. Also, the AHU's will be turned on later in the morning and shut off earlier in the afternoon. The AHU's shall remain off for Community Education classes and for small groups that meet after school hours.
2001
Kilns needed for art courses will only run at night/during off-peak hours of consumption.
2002
Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) will be added to the largest motors on two Air Handler Units at the high school.
2003
Metal Haloiud gymnasium lights have been replaced with fluorescent bulbs.
2003-2006
The district has joined the Energy Savor Program with Excel Energy for the air conditioning units.
2003
A program has been implemented at the OHS and the OIS that prevents the chillers from turning on if the outside air temperature doesn’t reach 68 degree’s before noon.
2005
The parking lot lights and some outside building lights will be turned off after 11:00 p.m. at the High School and at the Intermediate School.
2006
All inside lights will be turned off after staff members leave.
2008
The High School installed an energy management program that turns off the lights in the hallways and the commons areas between classes reducing the amount of time lights are on by 80%.
2008
The Middle School installed an energy management program that turns off the lights in the hallways and the commons areas between classes reducing the amount of time lights are on by 60%
2009
Replace the existing condensing units that serve AHU-1 and AHU-2, with a more efficient unit that will serve AHU-1, AHU-2 and AHU-3.
2013
 
Natural Gas Consumption Reduction Program

Program Requirements

Year Started

Shut off fountain on Wading pool when not used

2002

Turned inside set point to 68 degree’s during the heating season. 

2002

Put timers on High School domestic hot water pumps to run only during school hours

2002

Replaced boilers from steam to hot water at the Elementary School.

2003

Replaced boiler burners at the Middle School.

2003

Replaced hot water heaters at the Elementary School

2005
Replace old Pool boiler with more energy efficient boiler.     
2006
Solar project Aquatic Center/domestic hot water Middle School   
2008
Add a cover for spa & Wading Pool    
2008
Add a cover for the main pool
2009
Building Envelope-
Exterior and interior doors to be weather-stripped and sealed. Roof/Wall joints to be sealed. All Schools
2012
Remove the existing four Cleaver Brooks and Patterson Kelly boilers. Install two new high efficiency, high turndown, condensing boilers at Middle School
2013
Upgrade Controls-
Replace existing pneumatic controls with new digital, web-based control system. Osceola Middle School
2013
Upgrade DDC System with KMC Total Control software along with Win Control software to provide all required functionality.
High, Middle and Intermediate Schools
2013
 
Domestic Water Consumption Reduction Program

Program Requirements

Year Started

Install automatic rain shut off sensors on District irrigation systems

2002

 Shut off fountain on Wading pool when not used

2002
Replace manual flush urinal with  flush sensor urinals all schools
2005
Add a cover for spa & Wading Pool
2008
Add a cover for the main pool
2009
Water Conservation-
Identified improvements will include some replacement of spuds and flushtubes on the toilet flushometers, as well as getting new valve x-bodies and be recommissioned. The scope also includes putting new vandal resistant flow controls on identified sinks. Identified shower heads throughout the district that will be replaced as well. These all result in significant reduction in water consumption and more consistent fixtures throughout the district.
2012
 
Proposed Consumption Reduction Programs

Program Requirements

Turn off all District computers when not in use with a programmed sweep

Updated 02-18-2010
Please email Bob Schmidt at schmidtb@osceola.k12.wi.us with corrections
Bob Schmidt · Director of Building and Grounds · 1111 Oak Ridge Drive · Osceola, WI 54020 · 715-294-2127