Bryan ISD and E3 Entegral Solutions have partnered to make over $6M in energy efficiency improvements at BISD’s facilities throughout 2020 and 2021. E3 was selected over eight other engineering firms to provide the required Utility Assessment Report to SECO for LoanSTAR funding, and E3 was later selected by BISD to provide the improvements on a design-build basis. Project details include:
- A comprehensive LED lighting retrofit, district-wide (24 facilities)
- Energy Management System optimization at 19 campuses
- Bipolar ionizer installation at 18 campuses and other ventilation adjustments
- Power conditioning improvements at 23 facilities
The SECO LoanSTAR program provides low-interest, fixed-rate loans to the public sector for energy efficiency projects. The interest rate for the Bryan ISD project was 2%, to be paid over the simple payback of the project.
Construction began in June 2020 and is in progress. E3 is able to demonstrate its ability to construct projects in “occupied retrofit” mode with projects like the one at Bryan ISD. Although the scope of work is expansive, E3 is able to install the project during the school year and with no disruption to Bryan ISD’s educational mission.