Alabama School District Partners With Schneider Electric to Improve Security, Energy Efficiency

The district is paying for the upgrades through a capital recovery and reinvestment program with Schneider Electric that limits the need for outside funding.

DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — DeKalb County (Alabama) Schools have partnered with Schneider Electric to install a comprehensive security solution and improve energy efficiency.

Additionally, LED lights, automated HVAC systems, building envelope sealing and water conservation methods will help conserve energy. Energy and operational costs should drop by about 29%, reports WZDX.

The district is paying for the upgrades through a capital recovery and reinvestment program with Schneider Electric that limits the need for outside funding, reports SouthernTorch.

The improvements are guaranteed to pay off the $13 million price tag. If not, they will “get a check for what is leftover,” District Superintendent Jason Barnett told WHNT.

The entire project should be done by late winter 2020.

In 2018, Schneider Electric announced it would be putting more focus on innovative and disruptive innovations with the launch of Schneider Electric Ventures.

Schneider Electric Ventures is described as a new initiative to identify, nurture and support innovations that will make a major contribution to future sustainability and energy efficiency.

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