Allegheny Clarion Valley High School
Foxburg, PA 16036
The Junior-Senior High School was originally built in 1964. It was designed with skylights and large windows, which allow for natural lighting. In 1998 the school was renovated using the Energy Star process: Energy efficient lighting, Building tune-up, Updated HVAC controls with modular high efficiency boilers and education of the operating staff. This has resulted in a reduction in energy costs from $0.90 per square foot to $0.60 per square foot. Illustrating the district's economical use of the limited funds it receives.This project was a conventional performance contracting with guaranteed savings. The existing building used very little energy and therefore was difficult to justify financially. The lighting solution replaced some incandescent lights but there was a lot of existing daylight and therefore not much usage. The existing roof leaked and had poor insulation. The boilers were old and oversized but good boilers. The new boilers were high efficiency modular boilers. The controls tied the whole project together and made the system efficient.
"A-C Valley is a small, rural school district in western PA and has the distinction of being the only school district in the state located in four counties - Armstrong, Butler, Clarion and Venango. The District has formally adopted the Community Education concept. Community Education concerns itself with everything affecting the well being of all citizens within a given community. The mission statement of the Allegheny-Clarion Valley School District is 'To provide quality education for our students in a caring environment.' To support this mission, the District follows six primary beliefs: (1) Education is a shared experience involving the student, family, school and community, (2) Learning is a lifelong process, (3) Open and frequent communications and mutual respect between home and school are vital, (4) All students can learn and achieve success in their own unique ways, (5) Positive motivation is essential for students to achieve to the best of the their abilities, and (6) Education helps equip the students to become a productive individual. A-C Valley stresses a foundation in basic learning and thinking skills, an acknowledgement of individual differences, sound management practices, and consistent discipline."
-- Dr. Patrick A. Lukasavich, Superintendent, Allegheny Clarion Valley School District
Please note: Narrative information in this profile has been provided by Allegheny Clarion Valley School District or a representative of this facility. Other building information was verified and submitted to EPA at the time of application. Building energy performance, operating characteristics, and ownership/management may be subject to change over time.
Siemens Building Technologies, Inc.
Allegheny Clarion Valley School District
Year(s) Labeled (Rating):
Facility Type: K-12 School
Total Floorspace: 193362 sf
Year Constructed: 1960
Contract Type: None
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