Commack’s energy conservation initiatives were highlighted in this month’s edition of Retrofit magazine! The District's second Energy Performance Contract (EPC) included upgrades and installations of lighting controls that turn off lights when rooms are unoccupied, new roofing, building weatherization, digital centralized temperature control systems, co-generation plants to recapture heat waste, and rooftop and carport solar panels, providing electrical generation of about 2.5 megawatts.
"This EPC project reduced the District's carbon footprint and energy costs, and provides a cleaner and energy-efficient learning environment," stated Dr. Jordan Cox, Superintendent. He explained, "An EPC is a New York State funded and approved project that guarantees energy savings for the District, at no cost to the taxpayer or out-of-pocket expenses for the schools. Everyone wins!"