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Hamilton Southeastern Board and Administration Pose with Duke Energy Check
HSE Schools awarded $103,246 in rebates through Duke's Smart Saver Business Lighting Rebate Program

November 14, 2019

(Fishers, IN – Nov 13, 2018)—Duke Energy announced last week that Hamilton Southeastern Schools is the recipient of $103,246 in rebates through their Smart Saver Business Lighting Rebate Program. HSE contracted Ameresco to upgraded over 5,700 lighting fixtures at Sand Creek Elementary, Sand Creek Intermediate, and Hamilton Southeastern Intermediate and Junior High. Ameresco replaced the existing fixtures with new energy efficient LEDs fixtures. The project translates into considerable energy and cost savings for the district.

“We are pleased to see Hamilton Southeastern School District take advantage of these rebates by upgrading its lighting with more energy-efficient bulbs and fixtures,” said Jeff Metcalf, Vice President of Ameresco. “This project is both a cost saving and an energy saving measure,” remarked Energy Manager Bob Rice.  

Lighting accounts for the second largest portion of energy used in commercial buildings—typically around 25-30 percent, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. It is estimated that in addition to the initial rebate, HSE will reduce its electric bill over $53,884 annually.

“I am extremely proud that our district has taken these important steps to conserve energy throughout the district,” said Dr. Allen Bourff, Superintendent of the Hamilton Southeastern School District. “We are lessening our district’s impact on the environment and, at the same time, saving valuable taxpayers dollars. This rebate check is evidence that our hard work is paying off–literally!”

Energy efficiency upgrades allow customers to lower utility bills, conserve energy, and reduce their environmental impact. Duke Energy Smart Saver Business Program helps generate energy savings that are cost-effective and benefits schools like Hamilton Southeastern. “Duke Energy is proud to partner with HSE to help lower their utility bill, conserve energy, improve the environment and put more dollars into classrooms to benefit students,” according to Mark LaBarr, Government and Community Relations Manager for Duke Energy.
For more information on Duke Energy Smart Saver Business Lighting Rebate Program please go to https://www.duke-energy.com/business/products/smartsaver

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