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San Felipe Del Rio
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Contact San Felipe Del Rio CISD FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Telephone (830) 778-4010 April 24, 2019
Website http://www.sfdr-cisd.org  

 

San Felipe Del Rio Consolidated Independent School District Partners with Schneider Electric to Celebrate Earth Day

 

San Felipe Del Rio Consolidated Independent School District (SFDRCISD) and Schneider Electric teamed up for an Earth Day celebration at Dr. Fermin Calderon Elementary School on Thursday, April 18th. As part of the event, elementary students participated in good ‘green’ fun by attending six different stations. Each station featured an interactive and informative Earth Day activities outlined below:

  1. Tree Planting with Schneider Electric outside by the recess area
  2. Green Pledges with Schneider Electric in the cafeteria with a Kindergarten Butterfly Performance
  3. Recyclable Art with Casa de la Cultura in the gym
  4. San Felipe Creek Conservation with Texas Parks and Wildlife Service at the large basketball court
  5. Campus Clean Up at the small basketball court with a Seed Planting
  6. Recycling Demonstration with Del Rio Recycle Center & Toby the Globe mascot at the outside bus pick up area

By celebrating Earth Day on the school’s campus, our goal is that students will be inspired to protect the Earth and make the most of their resources. During the Earth Day celebration Schneider Electric representatives shared information on how students can participate in the District’s sustainability movement. “Sustainability is an important lesson for everyone. We are thrilled to partner with SFDRCISD in their progressive initiative to bring sustainability awareness to students,” said Tammy Fulop, Vice President, Schneider Electric.  

 

SFDRCISD entered into a partnership with Schneider Electric in October 2018 to leverage the District’s energy budget to fund much-needed energy and infrastructure upgrades designed to save money and improve the learning environment for its students.

Through this project partnership, San Felipe Del Rio CISD will reduce its utility consumption by 35 percent, with guaranteed savings of $25 million over the course of the 20-year project.

Renovations will be made to 20 buildings throughout the district, 15 of which are schools. Specific energy conservation improvements include:

  • Interior and exterior LED lighting upgrades
  • Water conservation upgrades
  • Building automation system upgrades
  • Unitary HVAC replacements
  • District-wide plug load control
  • Power factor correction at Del Rio High School and Garfield Elementary School Building envelope upgrades
  • Utility procurement changes

The San Felipe Del Rio CISD project will also have a sizable environmental impact on the community. Once completed, this energy efficiency project will provide energy efficiency savings equivalent to removing 739 cars from the road, planting 109,168 new trees or removing over 4,456 tons of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere.

Over the past 27 years, Schneider Electric has successfully implemented more than 750 ESPC projects across the nation, saving its clients nearly $2 billion. This project delivery method helps publicly funded entities make capital improvements and offers many long-term benefits such as improved facility efficiency, occupant comfort, financial management and environmental protection.

For more information on how Schneider Electric helps K-12 schools tackle energy efficiency, please visit www.enable.schneider-electric.com.