MORRIS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

LENOX, MASSACHUSETTS

CHALLENGE

The Town of Lenox was awarded a $150,000 Green Communities grant to make their town more sustainable. Although Morris Elementary school is half the size of the Lenox High School, it consumed significantly more energy per square foot. B2Q was tasked with reducing energy use and yielding a cost savings for the school and town.

OPPORTUNITY

B2Q conducted a detailed engineering study of the HVAC system and building envelope, analyzed engineering and financial data to secure $45,000 in utility incentives for the town, and addressed outdated pneumatic controls—the primary cause of energy waste.

RESULT

Using State grants and utility incentives, B2Q made Morris Elementary more energy efficient at a net cost of $0 for the town itself. B2Q successfully cut the school’s energy costs by 45% with a detail-oriented strategy built on collaboration and engineering principals while leading innovative advancements in energy efficiency. B2Q saved the Town of Lenox $37,850 annually.

Market:

Public Sector

Services:

Energy Efficiency and Analysis