HUSD pursued districtwide modernizations of antiquated heating & cooling equipment and interior & exterior lighting systems. The infrastructure also features smart integrations, such as Wi-Fi-based building automation systems, economizers, occupancy sensors and dimming controls for the LED.
The improvements enhanced the comfort and safety of HUSD’s learning environment especially as it relates to the indoor air quality from modernized HVAC. The program also allowed the District to address budget pressure in two ways: 1) reduced General Fund expenditures by lowering utility & maintenance costs and 2) relieved capital budget pressure by taking advantage of nearly $600k in State grant funds.\
The District is on track to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions by nearly 500 metric tons annually, which equates to 97 less cars on the road, 70 Holtville homes powered and almost 14,000 trees preserved from deforestation.