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Fort Recovery Local Schools expects to net a $17,000 utility rebate through energy savings project completed with Energy Optimizers, USA

TIPP CITY, Ohio -- Energy Optimizers, USA, has completed an aggressive energy savings project that is expected to save Fort Recovery Local Schools more than $30,000 a year in utility costs.

The district also anticipates receiving a Dayton Power& Light rebate of more than $17,000 because of the work.

Beginning in late winter, Energy Optimizers USA, retrofitted the district's interior lighting with LED systems, replaced the district's boilers and boiler controls with state-of-the-art energy efficient equipment, and made energy-saving enhancements to its kitchens and transportation garage. The energy savings attained will be equivalent to preserving 81 acres of trees or removing 53 cars from the road.

Most of the work was funded through the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission's House Bill 264 program, enabling the district to make these cost-cutting improvements at no expense to taxpayers while ensuring the guaranteed savings of the project are met or exceeded.

"The ability to qualify for such a substantial rebate is both a benefit to our community and a confirmation of our strategy to save taxpayer dollars by investing in energy-saving features," said Superintendent Justin Firks. "We couldn't have been more pleased with the quality of solutions and work provided by Energy Optimizers, USA."

Energy Optimizers, USA, has also provided funding to launch an Energy Education and Awareness Program in the district. The program will involve students, staff and the community in developing, promoting and implementing numerous energy savings and sustainability programs throughout the district.

"Projects like these, where the district, their students, and their local taxpayers win, are the reason we are here," said Greg Smith, president of Energy Optimizers, USA. "By investing in relatively simple improvements, Fort Recovery Local Schools has improved its classrooms and its bottom line."

About Energy Optimizers, USA:
Energy Optimizers, USA works with educational, governmental, commercial and industrial customers to implement energy savings opportunities to reduce operational costs, including lighting retrofits, renewable energy projects (wind and solar), HVAC retrofit projects, building automation retrofits and energy education programs. The company was named to the INC. Magazine Top 500 list of fastest growing companies in the U.S. (2014), was named the Fastest Growing Company in the region for two consecutive years by the Dayton Business Journal (2013, 2014), and was named a finalist in the Dayton Business Journal Best Places to Work competition in 2016. To learn more about Energy Optimizers, USA, visit their website at http://energyoptusa.com or call them at (937) 877-1919.

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Partnership with Energy Optimizers, USA, expected to net more than $30,000 in utility savings for Fort Recovery Local Schools

TIPP CITY, Ohio -- Fort Recovery Local Schools expects to save more than $30,000 a year by partnering with Energy Optimizers, USA, to make energy efficiency improvements to its buildings.

The district will retrofit all interior lighting with LED systems, replace its boilers and boiler controls with state-of-the-art energy efficient equipment, and make energy-saving enhancements to its kitchens and transportation garage. The energy savings attained will be equivalent to preserving 81 acres of trees or removing 53 cars from the road.

"Our mission calls for us to create a culture of collective responsibility, and this project lives up to that expectation," said Superintendent Justin Firks. "We are acting on the trust our community has placed in us to invest taxpayer dollars wisely, while at the same time doing our part to conserve energy resources for future generations."

The LED lighting will offer a substantial payback to the district in terms of both operating and maintenance costs. LED lighting uses an average of 60 percent less energy than the systems being replaced. LEDs can last up to 20 years, which translates into a measurable reduction in maintenance and equipment costs.

LED lighting also offers a quality of light that is very close to natural sunlight, which creates a more comfortable environment for reading. And because it does not have the hum and flicker associated with fluorescent lighting, it is an ideal lighting system for special needs classrooms.

The majority of the work will be funded through the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission's House Bill 264 program, enabling the district to make these cost-cutting improvements at no expense to taxpayers while ensuring the guaranteed savings of the project are met or exceeded.

"This project is a win-win for the district, the community, but most of all, for the students," said Greg Smith, president of Energy Optimizers, USA. "The district will be able to divert funding from its utility bills to student programs. Students will benefit from improved lighting in their classrooms. And, through our Energy Education and Awareness Program, teachers will have a model with which to educate students about up-and-coming careers in the STEM field."

Energy Optimizers, USA, will provide funding to launch the Energy Education and Awareness Program. The program involves students, staff and the community in developing, promoting and implementing numerous energy savings and sustainability programs throughout the district - such as recycling, creating a district-wide energy management program and integrating educational materials into the classrooms that will assist the teachers in educating the students on energy and the environment - while being aligned with state testing standards.

About Energy Optimizers, USA:

Energy Optimizers, USA works with educational, governmental, commercial and industrial customers to implement energy savings opportunities to reduce operational costs, including lighting retrofits, renewable energy projects (wind and solar), HVAC retrofit projects, building automation retrofits and energy education programs. The company was named to the INC. Magazine Top 500 list of fastest growing companies in the U.S. (2014), was named the Fastest Growing Company in the region for two consecutive years by the Dayton Business Journal (2013, 2014), and was named a finalist in the Dayton Business Journal Best Places To Work competition in 2016.

To learn more about Energy Optimizers, USA, visit their website at http://energyoptusa.com or call them at (937) 877-1919.

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South Central Local Schools saves more than $104,000 in utility costs through partnership with Energy Optimizers, USA

TIPP CITY, Ohio -- South Central Local Schools' bid to reduce costs by improving energy efficiency has saved the district more than $104,000 in utility costs over a three-year period, Energy Optimizers, USA, has found.

In May of 2013, the district partnered with Energy Optimizers, USA, to retrofit its lighting systems with lower wattage fluorescents and to make energy efficient upgrades to the district's kitchens.

Prior to the project, the district spent approximately $127,000 annually on energy expenses. Three years after the project's completion, annual utility costs are coming in at $101,450 and electrical consumption is down 31.3 percent. The savings are normalized for weather.

"We have accomplished exactly what we set out to do-improve our learning environments while lowering our operational costs," said South Central Local Treasurer Chris Warrick. "Thanks to our partnership with Energy Optimizers, USA, we are able to make a better investment by redirecting our dollars from our utilities to our classrooms."

The majority of the work was funded through the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission's House Bill 264 program, enabling the district to make its cost-cutting improvements at no expense to taxpayers while ensuring the guaranteed savings of the project were met or exceeded. The energy savings were guaranteed by Energy Optimizers, USA, for three years.

"Every project is an opportunity for our team to find simple but effective solutions that help our clients reduce their costs, improve the quality of lighting and comfort in their buildings, and save the environment," said Julie Birchfield, Energy Optimizers, USA, Customer Outreach Manager. "South Central Local's leadership seized an opportunity to invest in the future and it is paying excellent dividends. That's a return on an investment that was made at no additional cost to the community."

About Energy Optimizers, USA:

Energy Optimizers, USA works with educational, governmental, commercial and industrial customers to implement energy savings opportunities to reduce operational costs, including lighting retrofits, renewable energy projects (wind and solar), HVAC retrofit projects, building automation retrofits and energy education programs. The company is ranked in the Top 500 of INC. Magazine's list of 5,000 fastest growing companies in the U.S. (2014), was named the Fastest Growing Company in the region for two consecutive years by the Dayton Business Journal (2013, 2014), and was named a BBB Eclipse Integrity Award Finalist (2012).

To learn more about Energy Optimizers, USA, visit their website at http://energyoptusa.com or call them at (937) 877-1919.

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Trotwood-Madison City Schools saves more than $260,000 after completing energy management project with Energy Optimizers, USA

TIPP CITY, Ohio -- Trotwood-Madison City Schools has saved more than $266,000 on its energy costs just one year after completing a sweeping energy management project with Energy Optimizers, USA.

For the period running from October 1, 2015, to September 1, 2016, the district saved $266,134 on its electric and natural gas usage, beating projections by nearly $79,500. The savings are normalized, or adjusted to account for outliers in weather conditions and utility rates.

Electric usage is down by more than 30 percent and gas consumption by 20 percent following upgrades to the lighting, building controls and air filtration systems at all six of the district's buildings.

"When we launched this project in 2014, we did it with the clear intention of reducing our energy consumption so that we could better invest our dollars where they matter-in the classroom," said Janice Allen, Trotwood-Madison City Schools treasurer. "We are so pleased that our investment in the future is paying off even better than expected. We take tremendous pride in being fiscally conservative with our taxpayer dollars, and our students and community can take great pride in having top-of-the-line, high performance buildings."

In total, Energy Optimizers, USA:
* Replaced interior and exterior lighting with more efficient technology and installed occupancy sensors to reduce wasted electricity
* Installed advanced energy management controls to provide real-time, web-based monitoring and management of the district's HVAC systems
* Installed dynamic air filtration to improve indoor air quality and decrease maintenance- and energy-related costs
* Installed energy-saving features to the kitchen exhaust fans and coolers.

The majority of the work was funded through the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission's House Bill 264 program, enabling the district to make the improvements at no cost to taxpayers while ensuring the guaranteed savings of the project are met or exceeded.

The resources saved by upgrading the district's electrical and HVAC systems is equivalent to removing nearly 400 cars from the road or saving more than 575 acres of trees, noted Greg Smith, president of Energy Optimizers, USA.

"Trotwood-Madison City Schools is taking the lead in demonstrating how relatively simple improvements can have a large impact in a very short period," Smith said. "Because of its foresight of its leadership team and Board of Education, the district will continue to see benefits from these cost-saving enhancements for years to come."

About Energy Optimizers, USA:

Energy Optimizers, USA works with educational, governmental, commercial and industrial customers to implement energy savings opportunities to reduce operational costs, including lighting retrofits, renewable energy projects (wind and solar), HVAC retrofit projects, building automation retrofits and energy education programs. The company was named to the INC. Magazine Top 500 list of fastest growing companies in the U.S. (2014), was named the Fastest Growing Company in the region for two consecutive years by the Dayton Business Journal (2013, 2014), and was named a finalist in the Dayton Business Journal Best Places To Work competition in 2016.

To learn more about Energy Optimizers, USA, visit their website at http://energyoptusa.com or call them at (937) 877-1919.

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Partnership with Energy Optimizers, USA, expected to net $88K savings annually for Ripley Union Lewis Huntington Local Schools

TIPP CITY, Ohio -- Ripley Union Lewis Huntington Local Schools has partnered with Energy Optimizers, USA, to improve the district's energy efficiency performance for an expected guaranteed savings of nearly $88,000 annually.

The $883,000 project includes energy savings enhancements at the elementary, middle and high school buildings. Upgrades to existing building automation systems and advanced energy management programming will be key components to the project. Numerous lighting upgrades to both the interior and exterior of each facility will significantly reduce the electrical load district-wide. Funding is provided through the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission's House Bill 264 program, enabling the district to make these cost-cutting improvements at no expense to taxpayers. The project is expected to begin soon and be completed in September 2016.

"We will replace outdated, inefficient systems with state-of-the-art energy efficient technology for a significant savings to our taxpayers," said Treasurer Jeff Rowley. "We will not need to request money from our community to fund this project, and the savings will pay back project costs in less than 10 years."

"Of even greater importance, our students will benefit from better lighting and an improved, more comfortable learning environment. We will also be able to reduce the amount of tax dollars that we spend on utility bills and related maintenance costs over the long term," added Superintendent Linda Naylor.

In total, Energy Optimizers, USA will:
* Replace interior and exterior lighting with LED lights
* Upgrade the district's building automation system with advanced energy conservation technology
* Implement building envelope sealing and weatherization
* Install energy-saving features in the kitchen
* Install a 1kW educational solar array at Ripley High School.

"This project is an investment in the community and the future," said Greg Smith, Energy Optimizers, USA, president and CEO. "The district is taking greater control over its budget in relation to utility and maintenance costs, and taxpayers benefit by knowing more dollars will go where they count-into the classroom."

This project has come to the attention of the Ohio Legislature.
"It is important that we do whatever we are able to in order to help preserve our state's natural resources," said State Senator Joe Uecker. "The partnership between Ripley Union Lewis Huntington Local Schools and Energy Optimizers, USA, is a great step in helping ensure that we are protecting these resources while giving back and improving the community for our future generations."

About Energy Optimizers, USA:
Energy Optimizers, USA works with educational, governmental, commercial and industrial customers to implement energy savings opportunities to reduce operational costs, including lighting retrofits, renewable energy projects (wind and solar), HVAC retrofit projects, building automation retrofits and energy education programs. The company is ranked in the Top 500 of INC. Magazine's list of 5,000 fastest growing companies in the U.S. (2014), was named the Fastest Growing Company in the region for two consecutive years by the Dayton Business Journal (2013, 2014), and was named a BBB Eclipse Integrity Award Finalist (2012).

To learn more about Energy Optimizers, USA, visit their website at http://energyoptusa.com or call them at (937) 877-1919.

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