Middle Country School District, NY Phase II

Centereach, NY

Project Overview

Energia assisted the Middle Country UFSD to reduce energy costs by implementing a wide range of energy efficiency upgrades.

The goals of this project were to improve energy efficiency, increase the reliability of the District’s mechanical systems, and the large scale deployment of Solar Photovoltaic (Solar PV) generation across the District’s roof tops.

The final project featured comprehensive interior/exterior LED Lighting upgrades, elimination of pneumatic temperature controls, boiler replacements, chiller replacements, and Solar PV.

In total, the District will install nearly 4 Megawatts (MW) of Solar PV. In order to achieve this installed capacity, Energia evaluated various strategies and the design team ultimately settled on the utilization of a ballast-mounted approach on the flat, rubber membrane-type roofs.


Largest Solar Generator in the  Long Island School District

When the installation is complete Energia will have assisted the Middle Country UFSD to become the largest solar generator, 4 Megawatts of Solar PV, of any school district on Long Island.

Energia and the District began our relationship through the implementation of a Phase I Energy Performance Contract that that was fully completed in November 2013. Using our expertise and understanding the District’s long term renewable energy goals, Energia helped to identify this Phase II opportunity and assist with the development, design, and successful implementation.

Five Examples of the 10+ Energy Conservation Measures:
  • LED Lighting Upgrades
  • Heating Distr System: Pipe/Valve Insulation
  • Air Handling Unit Upgrade
  • Nearly 4 MW of Solar PV District-Wide
  • Chiller Replacement

Project Statistics

Project Size

$19.32 Million

Projected Energy Savings (Annual)


Reduction in Energy Costs


Completion date


Project Type

Energy Performance Contract

Energy Service Company

Johnson Controls


Herbert Chessler
Educational Financial Specialist, Energia Group
Retired Assist. Superintendent for Business, Middle Country UFSD
(516) 523-1138

As a result of our work with Energia, I am proud to say that Middle Country School District is an extremely energy efficient District. In addition, all of the work we did to achieve this was performed at no out-of-pocket cost to the District. I recommend Energia without hesitation.

Herbert Chessler

Educational Financial Specialist with the Energia Group, Retired Asst. Supt. for Business, Middle Country UFSD