Tecumseh school energy program saves more than $80,000

Published: Friday, January 29, 2016 @ 11:10 AM
Updated: Friday, January 29, 2016 @ 11:10 AM

Tecumseh Local Schools reduced its energy use and cut costs by more than $80,000, according to a district report released this week.

“The Tecumseh Local Schools board and administration are committed to ensuring that the taxpayers’ investment in education is managed wisely, so when we learned about the ‘On Board’ opportunity, we knew it was something we should look into,” Tecumseh Treasurer Debra Schock said.

The district saved $83,215 in the past year, she said.

“ … We also have captured an 850 percent return on the investment in the program during the first year,” Shock said.

On Board is a program offered by the Southwestern Ohio Educational Purchasing Council, Waibel Energy Systems and Dayton Power and Light. During the first phase of the program, a study identified districts that could benefit from an Energy Savings Agreement with Waibel. In the second phase, districts implemented energy conservation measures to reduce energy consumption without affecting comfort in the buildings.

“A significant source of energy use in Tecumseh Schools is air handling units,” said Joe Zimmerman, controls and integration leader at Waibel.

The program enabled the air handling units to better match airflow demands and, as a result, slow their fan speed. Additionally, Waibel implemented programming for the air handling units that prevented simultaneous heating and cooling, which Zimmerman called “a significant inefficiency.”

Electric and natural gas use was reduced from July 2014 to October 2015. That reduced the bill by more than $80,000 over the course of the year and made the district eligible for $15,000 in rebates from DP&L, an incentive the energy company offered to encourage districts to participate.

The district invested about $10,000 toward the agreement and saved more than four times the guaranteed amount of $20,000 in the initial agreement, the report said.

Trending - Most Read Stories

Police looking for suspect in nail salon robbery in Dayton

Published: Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 10:05 PM

Police are looking for the suspect accused of breaking into Venus Nail and robbing the salon in Dayton Monday.

>>Chief: Fire in vacant house on South Findlay in Dayton deemed suspicious

A police report stated surveillance video showed a male holding a pry bar and forcing the front door open to the nail salon located at 1070 Patterson Rd. around 3:30 a.m.

The man was seen on video taking the money from inside a drawer and running out of the front door, according to the report. An undisclosed amount of money was reported missing.

The suspect was wearing a black coat, a hoodie over his head and possibly gloves.

Got a tip? Call our monitored 24-hour line, 937-259-2237, or send it to newsdesk@cmgohio.com

Trending - Most Read Stories

Red Cross to install free smoke alarms in Dayton area homes

Published: Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 8:33 PM

The American Red Cross and its partners want to install 850 free, working smoke alarms in Dayton area homes as part of its nationwide campaign effort to reduce the number of deaths and injuries from home fires.

>>Chief: Fire in vacant house on South Findlay in Dayton deemed suspicious

The American Red Cross, Rebuilding Together Dayton, the Dayton Fire Department and others will hold a home fire safety and smoke alarm installation event April 28 from 9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Job and Family Services located at 1111 S. Edwin C. Moses Blvd. in Dayton, according to Cory Paul of the American Red Cross Dayton Area Chapter.

Trained volunteers will go to the Carillion neighborhood the same day to install free smoke alarms and help families with a fire escape plan from 9:30 a.m until 3 p.m., Paul said.

“The goal of the campaign is to reduce the number of home fire deaths and injuries by 25 percent. To make this impact, we must start locally,” Paul said.

>>Deputies: Shots fired incident in Harrison Twp. possibly connected to homicide suspect

Seven people die per day due to home fires across the country, with 60 percent of deaths occurring because of no or nonworking smoke alarms, according to Paul.

The Dayton Area Chapter Red Cross is a non-profit organization that has helped thousands of people affected by local disasters for over 100 years.

Trending - Most Read Stories

I-75 North in downtown Dayton reopens nearly 4 hours after crash

Published: Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 7:28 PM
Updated: Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 9:10 PM

Crash on I-75 North in Dayton closes down highway.

UPDATE @ 9:10 p.m.: The northbound lanes of I-75 in downtown Dayton reopened to traffic at 8:57 p.m., according to a Montgomery County Regional Dispatch sergeant.

INITIAL REPORT

As many as two people have been taken to a hospital from a multiple-vehicle accident on I-75 North in downtown Dayton that shut down the northbound lanes more than two hours. 

According to Dayton police Sgt. Anderson, the driver of a minivan or van apparently swerved and ended up partially beneath the rear of a semitrailer. 

The sergeant shared a photo of the accident, which occurred about 5 p.m. in the area of 75 North at North Main Street. 

A Dayton police sergeant took this photo of Monday afternoon's accident on I-75 North that shut down the north lanes nearly four hours. (Courtesy/Dayton Police Dept.)

OTHER LOCAL NEWS: 5 in custody in ramming of sheriff’s cruiser

According to Anderson, the driver of the minivan or van was not seriously injured. 

A police department traffic accident reconstruction team continued its investigation into the evening. 

We're working to find out more about the accident and other injuries. 

The northbound lanes were still closed at 7:10 p.m. 

We will update this developing report.

Trending - Most Read Stories

Driver, 18, killed in two-vehicle crash on U.S. 33 in western Auglaize County

Published: Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 8:50 PM

An 18-year-old St. Marys, Ohio, woman was killed Monday when an SUV hit her sedan broadside after she apparently failed to stop at a stop sign at U.S. 33 and south Kettlersville Road, the Ohio State Highway Patrol said in a statement released tonight.

Heaven Leigh Bolinger died at the scene, according to the statement from the Wapakoneta post. She was taken to Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta. 

Charles Estle, 24, of Mendon, Ohio, was driving the Nissan SUV that struck the driver's side of Bolinger's Oldsmobile 4-door. He was taken to Lima Memorial Hospital where he was treated for cuts and bruises, then released, a patrol sergeant said. 

Both people were wearing their seatbelts, according to the patrol, and alcohol is not suspected as a factor in the accident in western Auglaize County that occurred about 3:05 p.m. 

The collision sent Bolinger's vehicle into the median. Members of the Buckland Fire Department extricated her from the wreckage. 

Estle's vehicle ended up on the westbound berm of U.S. 33.

Trending - Most Read Stories