Rockwood School District is saving energy and hundreds-of-thousands of dollars by participating in Ameren Missouri's BizSavers® program.
At the Feb. 7 school board meeting, Ameren Missouri officials presented a check for more than $170,000 to district officials. The savings is the result of replacing inefficient HVAC/energy management system equipment within district buildings.
Superintendent Dr. Eric Knost said, "We are always looking for ways to cut costs and to be more efficient in our work, and we appreciate our collaboration with Ameren Missouri."
The district HVAC/energy management system replacement projects include:
1. Woerther Elementary - $17,874.83, saving 156,279 Kilowatt hours (kWh) of energy.
2. Stanton Elementary - $10,223.86, saving 85,594 kWh.
3. Geggie Elementary - $45,444, saving 98,129 kWh.
4. Rockwood Administrative Annex - $1200, saving 16,692 kWh.
5. Rockwood Administrative Annex - $1200, saving 13,482 kWh.
6. Westridge Elementary - $47,825, saving 135,139 kWh.
7. Fairway Elementary - $11,450, saving 70,936 kWh.
8. Babler Elementary - $35,753.31, saving 320,898 kWh.
Ameren Missouri officials estimate that the total amount of energy saved in these projects adds up to 897,149 kWh. They say an average home uses approximately 10,000 kWh each year, so this means energy savings equivalent to the average annual usage of 111 homes.