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Saving Energy Is Like a Walk in the Park

By embracing energy efficiency, your park district can lower its energy bills, freeing up additional funds to provide even better recreational experiences for the community. Moreover, investment in energy efficiency demonstrates leadership on sustainability issues, helping ensure outdoor spaces are beautiful and usable for future generations.

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The ComEd Energy Efficiency Program offers discounts, incentives and services for parks and recreation organizations to upgrade indoor and outdoor lighting, modernize heating and cooling systems, install energy management technology, and implement other energy efficiency opportunities.

 

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Electricity Consumption by Parks & Recreation Facilities

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   Heating & Cooling  33%
   Lighting  13%
   Refrigeration  9%
   Ventilation  9%
   Computers  6%
   Office Equipment  3%
   Cooking  1%
   Other  27%


Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration

 FREE Facility Assessments

Uncover Savings Opportunities with FREE Facility Assessments

ComEd offers FREE facility assessments to help your park district identify energy-saving opportunities, whether it’s lighting, HVAC systems, chillers or motors. A ComEd energy engineer will visit your facility and provide a report detailing recommended energy efficiency projects, many with short turnaround times and minimal disruption. Each recommendation includes estimated cost and projected ROI.

Even better, smaller park district facilities are eligible for enhanced incentives and direct installation through the ComEd public small facilities offering.

 Lighting

Enhanced LED Lighting and Controls

From gymnasiums and swimming pools to tennis courts and ballfields, park district participants rely on bright lighting for their safety and enjoyment. Energy-efficient LED fixtures direct daylight-quality light only where it is wanted, eliminating negative impacts on surrounding areas and neighbors. LEDs instantly turn on to full brightness as soon as light is needed. ComEd provides incentives for installation of LEDs, as well as occupancy sensors, daylight controls and timers, helping make sure areas are well lit whenever they need to be—and aren't wasting energy when they don't.

All public sector customers, including park district facilities, are eligible for instant discounts on commercial-grade lighting and exit sign products. Save instantly at the time of purchase, with no paperwork necessary!

 Heating & Cooling

Enhance Indoor Comfort with HVAC Upgrades

Heating, ventilation and cooling accounts for nearly a third of energy use in a typical recreation facility. ComEd offers incentives and technical assistance to tune-up or replace your inefficient HVAC system, saving money while improving the comfort of guests throughout the premises. Consider installing air side economizers—also incentivized— which take in and filter outside air to cool the building more efficiently.

Each HVAC unit tune-up, conducted by a trained ComEd Energy Efficiency Service Provider, includes a thorough inspection and adjustment of the unit's thermostat, economizer, refrigerant charge, coils and belts for optimal performance. Incentives are also available for HVAC system component upgrades like water and air-cooled chillers, and energy management systems.

 Building Optimization

Money-Saving Solutions for Swimming Pools, Aquatic Centers

 Did you know that ComEd can help make your swimming pools and aquatic centers more energy efficient? Reduce the energy use of water pumps by installing variable speed drives, which continually alter the motor speed to meet actual demand. Likewise, demand-controlled ventilation modulates airflow throughout the aquatic center, easing the stress on HVAC systems.

 New Construction

Technical Assistance, Incentives on New Construction Projects

Is your park district planning a major renovation or new construction project? The ComEd Energy Efficiency Program provides comprehensive building modeling services at no cost to you. We will work with your design team to maximize savings and incentives to help your new construction project exceed Illinois Energy Conservation Code requirements.

New developments and major renovations of at least 5,000 sq. ft. are eligible. Be sure to involve the ComEd Energy Efficiency Program team as soon as possible—the earlier we are engaged in the design process, the higher the incentive values and the greater the long-term savings!

 Let's Get Started

1. Schedule an Assessment

Call 1-855-433-2700 or fill out the Online Form to request a Facility Assessment. A ComEd energy engineer will assess your facility and equipment for potential electrical savings during a two-hour site walkthrough.

2. Receive Recommendations

Within a month, you will receive a high-level summary recommending energy-saving changes and upgrades that can improve the energy efficiency of your business.

3. Make Improvements & Apply for Incentives

After you have decided which energy-saving improvements you want to make, consult the ComEd Energy Efficiency Service Provider Directory to find a contractor who can provide the products and services you need and help you apply for ComEd Energy Efficiency Program incentives, or you can purchase materials and use your own staff to install.

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Free Webinar

Learn how to incorporate energy efficiency into your park district facility with incentives and offerings from ComEd. Watch the free on-demand webinar, Energy Efficiency for Park Districts.

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