Sleepy Eye Public School
400 4th Ave SW
Sleepy Eye, MN 56085
The Sleepy Eye School District has been awarded the prestigious National "ENERGY STAR label" by the EPA.
By qualifying for this label, Sleepy Eye School District demonstrates that it consumes less energy per square foot than similar facilities across the country. "This building is one of the most efficient in the nation," says EPA Program Manager Bill Von Neida.
In 1999, Sleepy Eye Schools partnered with Siemens to implement a District-wide, comprehensive energy-saving and facility improvement program. Siemens has worked with over 60 School Districts in Minnesota on energy conservation.
As part of the $420,000 program, Siemens guaranteed that the District would save $100,000 in energy, and $430,000 in operational savings. "With so many Districts having to cut expenses, the savings become more important," says Siemens' Cost Management Specialist Chris Cowen, who worked on the project with the District.
The school district upgraded the heating and ventilating controls, installed new lights and suspended ceilings, replaced steam traps, upgraded ventilation and replaced roofs.
Siemens' Performance Solutions program allowed the District to finance the project using energy and operational savings, without additional taxes to residents. The school district received $30,000 of zero-percent interest funds from the Department of Public Service and $11,000 in rebates from the local utility.
"We are proud to have partnered with Siemens. Their expertise in energy performance provided us with the means to upgrade our facilities that allowed Sleepy Eye to achieve the ENERGY STAR label."-- Jay Haugen, Superintendent, Sleepy Eye Public School
Please note: Narrative information in this profile has been provided by Hastings Public Schools 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.
Hastings Public Schools
Year(s) Labeled (Rating):
Facility Type: K-12 School
Total Floorspace: 139214 sf
Year Constructed: 1952
Contract Type: None