Sustainability and Schools

America’s schools are among the most vulnerable elements of our built environment. Their equipment, control systems and lighting fixtures are aging and failing. Occupant comfort levels are often low. Inefficient energy usage, combined with the rising cost of energy, is causing utility costs to spiral upward.

Energy inefficiencies can stem from fundamental design issues with existing mechanical and other systems. They can also be the result of poor operating control systems, such as economizers that don’t work properly or the inability to schedule building system occurrences effectively and easily. Other times, inefficiencies are associated with new systems that have been installed but not commissioned properly.

One year after implementing the Dynamix project solution, the Groveport Madison Schools have saved well over $1 million in utilities costs.

The Dynamix Difference

  • Design, installation, and programming for heating, ventilating, and air conditioning control systems.
  • Innovative control strategies with proven results.
  • A team of 50-plus engineers with expansive experience in mechanical, electrical, plumbing and technology systems.
  • Track-record of serving more than 50 school facilities with time-tested results.
  • Experienced partnering with current facility personnel to provide even greater technical expertise for mechanical, electrical and control systems.
  • Ground-breaking lighting design experience.
  • Installation of non-proprietary controls using the BACnet protocol, making sure you are not bound to a single vendor or contractor for the long term.
  • Experience and expertise with helping schools fund raise through local funding efforts, HB-264 and other methods.

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The Energy Engineers of Dynamix have developed and implemented many successful energy projects for the Members of META Solutions.

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Career and Technical Schools

Dynamix Energy Services also improves energy consumption and reduces costs for career and technical schools.

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Success Stories

Groveport Madison School District – HB-264 Energy Project

Dynamix Energy Services conducted a comprehensive energy audit of the district. Energy models were created for all buildings using data gathered during the audit. These energy models were then calibrated with actual utility data and used to predict the energy savings for all energy conservation measures (ECMs) identified during the audit. In addition, the most recent five years of maintenance data were analyzed to produce a maintenance savings calculation. Cost estimates were performed and considered in conjunction with the savings to determine which ECMs had the best payback. Dynamix then began the implementation phase of the project, which was completed in less than nine months without interruption to any classes or school functions.

One year after implementing the Dynamix project, the Groveport Madison Schools have saved well over $1 million in utilities costs.

The project included the following scope of work:

  • New direct digital control (DDC) systems in every school
  • (8) new heating water plants, including pumps, variable frequency drives (VFDs) and condensing boilers
  • (3) new chilled water plants, including pumps, VFDs, and high-efficiency chillers
  • (6) new air handling units
  • High-efficiency variable refrigerant flow (VRF) system installation in (6) schools
  • Occupancy sensors in every classroom
  • New lighting in all gymnasiums
  • Electric and gas metering in every school
  • High-efficiency plumbing fixture retrofits
  • Extensive repair and upgrade for (61) unit ventilators

Client Testimonial

Bruce Hoover, Groveport Madison Local Schools Superintendent, explains how his district has saved over one million dollars in energy & maintenance costs:

Video Testimonial

“We are extremely pleased with every aspect of our relationship with Dynamix Energy Services. I wholeheartedly encourage any organization to utilize their collective expertise and tremendous skills! They were extremely successful in the Groveport Madison Schools and I have every reason to believe that they can duplicate their success in the future.”