Garnet Valley School District

Garnet Valley School District

Garnet Valley School District is located in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania and serves over 5,000 students in grades K-12.  The district portfolio consists of five buildings, ranging in age from 10-50 years old. The district continues to evaluate and upgrade facilities to improve energy efficiency.  In 2001, the oldest building was renovated and expanded. In 2013, a district-wide energy savings performance contract (ESPC) replaced chillers, upgraded a number of HVAC systems and digital controls, and retrofit interior and exterior lighting. In addition, the district included energy education to provide hands-on learning opportunities for students using the project as a learning tool.

The school district has approved the second phase of a performance contract to further upgrade controls and HVAC equipment to meet its commitment to the Better Buildings Challenge to reduce energy consumption 20% by 2026 with a 2013 baseline. Project highlights include replacement of all remaining boilers with natural gas condensing boilers, new right-sized rooftop equipment at the high school, LED stadium and stage lighting, further improvements to controls including demand ventilation and ion air treatment, and enhanced geothermal at one school. Energy education will continue to be incorporated into the district’s energy efforts going forward. 

Challenge Commitment
800Thousand Square Feet
Energy Goals
20%Reduction in Energy Intensity
Progress
16%Cumulative (vs. Baseline)