When it comes to environmental stewardship and providing residents with high quality recreational facilities, look no further than the Schaumburg Park District. The Schaumburg Park District is a prestigious three-time Gold Medal Award winner for Excellence in Park and Recreation Administration and Management and has received numerous accolades for its “Green Light” environmental programs and actions to promote energy efficiency. Throughout the years, 360 Energy Group has worked in-hand with the Schaumburg Park District to help meet their energy efficiency goals.
As co-administrators of the Smart Energy Design Assistance Center, 360 Energy Group worked with the Park District in completing energy assessments and retro-commissioning studies for five of their park district recreational and sport facilities. Energy saving opportunities identified through these reports included: replacing inefficient gym and pool lighting, adding variable speed drives on pumps and motors, installing HVAC unit controllers on the roof top units, and retrofitting shower rooms with low-flow shower heads. In total, 360 Energy Group helped identify over $225,000 in energy savings improvements for the Park District.
Once these energy assessments and retro-commissioning projects were completed 360 Energy Group then provided technical assistance, as part of the Illinois Energy Now sponsored Metropolitan Mayors Caucus Public Sector Energy Efficiency Program, to the Park District in applying and receiving $111,000 in state Illinois Energy Now incentives for several of the lighting and HVAC measures identified from these reports.
Doug Kettel, Director of Facility Services and Emergency Management with the Schaumburg Park District, said “The process couldn’t have been easier. 360 Energy Group helped prioritize the equipment replacements we needed and helped us take advantage of very attractive rebates to help our park district make these improvements.”