Dos Palos-Oro Loma Joint Unified School District has completed its first round of energy upgrades with more on the way.
The upgrades should save the district around $130,000 in energy costs.
The backstory: After receiving Elementary and Secondary School Emergency RElief funds last year, the district partnered with Syserco Energy Solutions to upgrade its energy system.
The big picture: Syserco replaced 61 packaged HVAC units – 26 at Dos Palos Elementary, 18 at Dos Palos High School and 17 at Bryant Middle School.
- The second phase of the project included further HVAC repair and replacements of filters and CO2 sensors, updated refrigeration controls and plumbing upgrades.
- Over 80 percent of those energy upgrades were covered by a grant from the California Schools Healthy Air, Plumbing and Efficiency Program.
- The district is also working on more energy upgrades that total over $2 million in cost.