St. Anne’s – Belfield School is a leading co-educational private boarding and day-school serving students from prekindergarten through 12th grade. Southland Energy was selected to provide comprehensive energy and water saving upgrades for the school, including seven buildings across two campuses. The project provided replacement of aging and inefficient systems and equipment at both the Belfield and Greenway Rise campuses and includes dorms, classrooms, offices, and athletic facilities.
Southland Energy’s scope of work involved lighting upgrades, boiler, chiller, and fan coil unit replacements, controls upgrades and integration, high efficiency pumps, motors, and variable frequency drives. In addition, Southland Energy performed water saving upgrades, comprised of plumbing fixtures and irrigation.
This project was the first awarded under VirginiaSAVES, a new program designed to reduce the cost of qualified energy efficiency projects and provide low or no-cost long-term financing. By teaming with the school’s finance, facilities, and operations staff, Southland developed holistic energy and facility solutions to reduce cost and address the school’s aging infrastructure. The project’s annual savings will exceed its annual debt service costs, and overall, will reduce the school’s carbon footprint by 28 percent.
- Electricity savings: 805,427 kWh/year
- Natural gas savings: 23,078 therms/year
- Water savings: 1,015,000 gallons/year
- VirginiaSAVES subsidiary value: $390,000
- Utility rebates: $15,240
- Carbon reduction: 730 metric tons of CO2/year
- Cost savings over project life: $4,486,805