Lincoln County Energy Efficiency Retrofits
CX(s) Applied: B2.2, B2.5, B5.1
Location(s): Lincoln County, South Dakota
Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Lincoln County, South Dakota plans to utilize Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) program funds to complete energy efficiency retrofits at the Lincoln County Court House facility. This eligible EECBG activity will allow for the County to designate EECBG funds toward certain retrofits that will result in long-term reductions in energy consumption and will lead to cost savings. Other minor changes to the current heating and cooling systems that will illicit both immediate and long energy and cost savings may also be considered. The goals of this eligible activity include utilizing EECBG funds to complete energy efficiency retrofits. An action timetable for development and implementation includes: Phase 1: Develop request for proposal and solicit bids 3/01/11 Phase 2: Select contractor for energy efficiency retrofits 4/01/11 Phase 3: Begin retrofit work 6/01/11 Phase 4: Complete installation of retrofits 10/01/11 Phase 5: Complete any and all reporting with Department of Energy 11/01/11 The Lincoln County Energy Efficiency Retrofits will involve energy efficiency retrofits at the Lincoln County Courthouse in Canton, South Dakota. The retrofits will lead to long-term energy costs savings, reduced energy consumption, greater efficiency, and reduced emissions. The proposed retrofits involve removing 15 existing steam radiators that are old, inefficient, and require considerable maintenance. The county plans to replace the steam radiators with 15 new force flow steam coil cabinet unit heaters (Trane, Johnson Controls, or other American-made brand). In addition to the units, new electrical wiring and modern temperature control features will be installed along with new piping, radiator steam traps, isolation valves, and vacuum breakers. Another feature that will be installed includes a valve system that will regulate the heaters from overheating and wasting energy, particularly in warmer months. The county will also evaluate potential energy efficiency measures that can be implemented in their Information Technology Department and result in efficiency gains. Any other minor changes to the current heating and cooling systems that will illicit both immediate and long energy and cost savings will be evaluated as well. The energy efficiency retrofit work will lead to long-term cost savings, reduced energy consumption, and will set a benchmark for future retrofit activities in the county.