Schneider Electric, an energy management company, has secured a contract to implement $800,000 in energy system improvements in the Marceline R-V School District in Marceline, Missouri, to increase energy efficiency, lower heating and cooling costs and improve student comfort.

The contract requires Schneider Electric to perform building upgrades at the 75,000sqft Marceline High School, replacing an aging steam boiler with a new HVAC system to improve the energy performance of the building.

The new HVAC system will include the addition of rooftop units to add air-conditioning capabilities in classrooms, new insulated glass windows to replace spaces left from old window air conditioning units, and a new energy management system to monitor energy usage.

In addition, Schneider Electric will replace the front doors and install new double-pane windows to improve heating efficiency in the entry area of the Walt Disney Elementary School, thereby reducing energy usage while creating a comfortable learning environment for students and teachers.

Schneider Electric expects this project to enable Marceline R-V School District to realize considerable energy savings and reduce its annual carbon emission by 27,807 pounds.

Marceline R-V School District superintendent Gabe Edgar said that Schneider Electric designed an energy management system that exceeded their requirements and stayed within their budget.