Anderson County Schools

Energy Infrastructure Improvements


Project Overview

Energy Infrastructure Improvements | Anderson County Schools

The Anderson County Commission approved a 15-year contract with Energy Systems Group (ESG), a leading energy service provider, to design and implement a $9.7 million energy efficiency and building modernization project throughout the Anderson County School District.


The seventeen county schools received energy and learning environment improvements including upgrades to heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems, electrical systems, new windows, energy efficient lights, water conservation measures, advanced energy management controls and new suspended ceiling systems.


In addition to providing the School System with over $620,000 in annual energy savings, a significant reduction has been made to maintenance expenses and equipment replacement costs. The resulting savings allowed the district to perform these upgrades out of existing budgets, requiring no new taxpayer dollars. The combined savings over the project term is $11.7 million.





Building & Energy Improvements

Energy Infrastructure Improvements | Anderson County Schools

Anderson County Schools implemented a wide range of energy conservation and infrastructure improvements.


  • Lighting – indoor and outdoor
  • HVAC Upgrades
  • Boiler replacements – Five schools
  • Chiller replacements – Two schools
  • Heat pump system replacements – Three schools
  • Variable speed pumping control – Seven schools
  • Enhanced HVAC energy management controls – All schools
  • Electrical system upgrades - Five schools
  • Electric transformer replacement/redundancy – ACHS
  • Single Pane Window Replacen1ents – five schools
  • Lighting/lighting control upgrades – All schools
  • Suspended Ceiling Upgrades – Five schools
  • Occupancy Sensing Controls for Lighting and HVAC – All schools
  • Water Conservation Improvements – All schools
  • Energy Policy Definition and Implementation – All schools
  • Electric & Water Meter Monitoring/Analysis/Reporting – All schools

Educational, Economic & Environmental Benefits

Energy Infrastructure Improvements | Anderson County Schools

Economic & Environmental Benefits

By implementing these key energy conservation measures, Anderson County Schools will save approximately $11.7 million in total energy costs over the 15 year project term (based on a 3% utility inflation rate). Additional savings impacts will result from reduced maintenance expenses and equipment replacement costs. On an annual basis, by reducing 5,650,000 kilowatt hours of electricity, Anderson County Schools will reduce its carbon footprint by over 4,800 metric tons of carbon dioxide, which is equivalent to any one of the following annually.










Educational Benefits

  • Classroom lighting
  • Classroom comfort
  • Temperature/humidity control
  • Classroom ventilation
  • Classroom acoustics
  • Classroom security


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Energy Infrastructure Improvements | Anderson County Schools

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Address: Anderson County Schools

101 South Main Street, Ste. 500

Clinton, TN 37716


Phone: 865.463.2800 x2800



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