Vocational school’s heating upgrade saves $130,000 a year
Bay Path's $73 million addition and modernization provides enhanced
comfort and savings over a baseline model with the help of high-efficiency
propane boilers and furnaces.
When Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical
High School in rural Charlton, Massachusetts, undertook a major $73 million
addition and modernization, the design team saw an opportunity.
The original heating system in the school
provided uneven heat, and occupants reported frequent comfort issues with the
school's supplemental electric heaters. With an inefficient building envelope,
the electric heat was also expensive to operate. Plus, the renovation project
had a goal of achieving LEED Silver certification.
To achieve the project's ambitious energy
performance goals, the design team implemented a comprehensive package of
energy efficiency improvements that centered around replacing the old electric
heating with hydronic heating fed by two large, ultra-efficient propane
boilers. Download the case study to see how the school's new modern heating
system offers enhanced control and comfort while contributing to a projected
$130,000 annual energy cost reduction over a baseline building.