Sealy Independent School District is comprised of elementary, junior high and high school locations serving a student population of nearly 2,800 students in Sealy, TX and the surrounding area, a 217 square mile region. Recognized by the Texas Education Agency for exemplary performance across all categories and schools, Sealy’s motto of “Where Excellence has become Tradition” now extends to the manner by which the District approaches energy efficiency and sustainability projects – using SP’s SaaS™ offering.
With a management team known for leadership and pioneering trends, Sealy ISD’s new Superintendent, Ms. Sheryl Moore, and Executive Director for Business Services, Mr. Jim Obermeier, saw an opportunity to lead the way in Texas as the first school district to utilize SP’s Sustainability-as-a-Service offering. Sealy ISD reasoned they could use SP to pay for, install and own energy saving LED lighting and focus their budget dollars on their core mission of preparing students to reach their ambitions. Piloting the approach at Selman Elementary School, the project paves the way for deployment of energy- and watersaving technologies District-wide with no out-of-pocket expense or impact to operating expenses or balance sheet.
Phase I LED lighting retrofit of Elementary School
Scope included 600 3-lamp 2×4 troffers containing high-efficiency T12’s replaced by 12W LED tubes in hallways, classrooms and auditorium.
Wattage reduced by 65%.
Real-time M&V through eGauge EG3000 dataloggers reporting to Aquicore EMS.
Installation performed over one weekend, eliminating student disruption.
Project completion: November 2015.
SP SaaS™ Benefits
Positive impact to balance sheet, no cash outlay or obligation.
Option to buy-out equipment at any time for cost less depreciation was attractive.
Contracting for SaaS service agreement avoided lengthy procurement process.
Maintenance obligation borne by SP netted additional savings.
Reduced flicker, improved quality of facility lighting for students and teacher.