Perquimans County School Receives Environmental Stewardship Award
Perquimans County High School was presented with the Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability Award Tuesday, May 22ndby Damuth Trane in recognition of the
energy conservation efforts by the School Board and Facility Staff. “They knew they had energy pains,” noted Nick Clark, Account Manager for Damuth Trane, “so we worked together on an ongoing series of projects to help Perquimans County schools save as much as possible.” Perquimans County School Board and facilities staff began investigating energy usage issues at the high school after high billing concerns during the 2009-2010 school year. The Board and staff worked with Damuth Trane and Cheatham & Associates to evaluate where energy reductions could be made. Together they designed and employed multiple energy savings projects beginning in June 2010 with the rezoning of class rooms and offices. The team installed new HVAC energy use limiting projects at the High School, reviewed the schools’ energy policies and became more conscious of the building schedule. These were all key aspects in dramatically conserving energy. Much of the improvements were paid for using the Building Automation Controls Saving Contract. This allows the school to maintain energy gains while continuing to run the schools’ system properly. Damuth Trane continues to do ongoing energy assessments by to help benchmarking energy improvements and calculate savings. “As a professional energy services company we recognize the importance of being environmentally responsible. We are proud to be a partner with Perquimans County Schools and to have the opportunity to improve their energy conservation,” commented Clint Damuth, President of Damuth Trane. Perquimans CountyHigh School’s energy usage has been reduced by more than 30% from when the project first began at the end of the 2009-2010 school year, saving tax payers $73,000.