House Bill 264 Provides Energy Solutions for Mississinawa Valley Local School District

March 2011

Through Ohio House Bill 264, Mississinawa Valley Local School District put into motion energy-saving measures for three of its older buildings: the 22,000-square-foot Administration Building and its attached 10,000-square-foot main gymnasium, which were originally Mississinawa Valley Local Schoolsconstructed in 1975, and the 4,700-square-foot Vocational/Agricultural (VoAg), a metal-frame building constructed in the late 1970s.

The main energy-saving measures implemented included replacing an obsolete direct expansion cooling system with a state-of-the art chiller and improving the lighting of the building, all of which will help the District see reduced energy consumption and expenditures.

The project, which began in August 2010, is nearing completion, with the final portion finishing in the spring. "We still have to do the 'spring startup,'" says Gary Robinson, facilities performance engineer for Four Seasons Environmental, Inc. "We installed the chiller in the winter, but we have to wait until spring to start it up."