Houston Middle School Uses ESSER Funds, Cuts Energy Costs 30% with Xpress

Houston Middle School Uses ESSER to Cut Energy Costs 30% 

Large middle school uses federal funding to invest in energy reduction solutions  

Facility Bio

  • Houston, TX
  • 1,600 students
  • 600 ton plant 
  • Air and water-cooled chillers


  • BAS using standard control sequence, no optimization
  • Chilled water pumps with VFDs operating at full speed 24/7


  • Integrate Xpress® optimization platform with existing BAS
  • Implement Xpress® Energy Efficiency Dashboard

Results That Exceed Client Expectations

Financial Savings

  • $34,000 annual savings
  • 2-year payback
  • Fully funded with ESSER dollars

Energy Impact

  • 452,000 kWh saved annually
  • .31 reduction in annual kW/ton

Operational Benefits

  • Budget freed up for other needs
  • Real-time energy data for all equipment
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