LA VILLA, Texas – The La Villa Independent School District announcing the kickoff of a comprehensive energy efficiency project with energy and sustainability expert, Schneider Electric. This project will improve performance of the district’s facilities, as well as air conditioning comfort and lighting in the learning environment and further reduce energy costs and carbon emissions. Once completed, the district will reduce utility expenditures by 30 percent, totaling more than $2,840,501 in guaranteed energy savings over the next 15 years.
In recent years, the has been challenged with increasing energy and operational costs due to aging infrastructure that was consuming increasing amounts of energy over time. Thanks to an energy efficiency project with Schneider Electric, La Villa ISD is now able to install modern LED lighting, building controls, and heating and air conditioning equipment throughout the district without being a financial burden for the community. This project is largely financed by the state Comptroller’s Texas LoanSTAR Revolving Loan Program. The district will be able to repay the low-interest loan from the energy cost savings realized by the project. La Villa ISD will save on energy and maintenance expenses annually over the life of the project, while simultaneously streamlining district operations and enhancing the student experience and classroom learning environment.