NZISD energy project set

Posted 11/26/19

North Zulch Independent School District (NZISD) will officially begin work on a long-discussed heating, ventilation, air conditioning and lighting project after Christmas, which will feature upgrades to encompass the entire campus.

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NZISD energy project set

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North Zulch Independent School District (NZISD) will officially begin work on a long-discussed heating, ventilation, air conditioning and lighting project after Christmas, which will feature upgrades to encompass the entire campus.

The various upgrades include new LED lightbulbs throughout the district, wiring the elementary hallways to be on occupancy sensors, replacing existing occupancy sensors at the high school, replacing all outdoor lighting timers with electronic timers with battery backups, new thermostats throughout the district (81 units), a new control panel that will control all HVAC units from a central location, new controls on the heat recovery wheel at the gym and other mechanical services.

The project, which is funded through an energy-savings loan, costs roughly $450,000 and will be completed by Way Construction, as voted on by the NZISD school board. District officials have been working on the project for over a year.

“It will save us a lot as far as being able to set the units and control when they will come on in the morning,” said NZISD Superintendent Alan Andrus. “It also offsets all of the units as far as peak times, rather than having them all come on at once. It is going to help us a lot. We can control the whole system through a computer or iPhone, so it will help in that way as well.”

The upgrades will also allow them to control the HVAC and lighting systems for the entire district in one central location. They had to remove a number of units from their old control system because it was outdated and unable to regulate the units throughout the day. The elementary school does not currently have a control system to help regulate the temperatures.

The project will begin after Christmas break and is set to conclude at the end of March.

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