The district will spend state funds made available to them through the California Clean Energy Jobs Act, which gives K-12 schools and community colleges grants to make energy upgrades.
With the upcoming upgrades, Hoover High will receive a new boiler and retrofitted chiller and Glendale High will receive a new chiller — the largest components tied to those schools’ heating-and-air conditioning systems.
The cost to upgrade the two systems will total about $815,700.
“We expect to get quite a savings back on long-term energy consumption,” said Alan Reising, a Glendale Unified administrator in facilities planning.
District officials forecast a $42,500 annual savings in energy costs at Hoover High and $74,000 at Glendale High.
Officials will also spend $268,000 to replace fluorescent lights with LED lighting on all seven floors of the district’s administration building, which was previously passed up for any upgrades with prior Measure K dollars.
The lighting upgrades could give the district an annual savings of $49,000 in energy costs.
Officials are in the process of prioritizing the kinds of projects they would take on next with an expected $4 million more in state funds.
“We’re looking for the larger, tangible projects — the ones that give us a good, heavy savings back,” Reising said.
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