McCracken County Schools District-Wide Guaranteed Energy Savings Contract – Phase II

Paducah, Kentucky

Brief Description

Ascendant Facility Partners worked with McCracken County School’s stakeholders to develop a comprehensive energy savings strategy to fund a comprehensive facility improvement project by maximizing utility cost savings. This Guaranteed Energy Savings project was utilized to replace the outdated and unreliable heating and air-conditioning system at Hendron-Lone Oak Elementary School.

To accomplish the desired results, the following Energy Conservation Measures were implemented at 10 school facilities:

• New Water Source Heat Pump System at Hendron-Lone Oak Elementary
• New LED Interior and Exterior Lighting Upgrades
• Water Conservation Measures
• Kitchen Hood Controls and Kitchen Equipment Upgrades
• Upgrades to the existing building automation and control system
• Comprehensive Solar PV Systems
• HVAC System Updates and Refurbishment
• Destratification Fans in high ceiling areas
• Thermal Building Envelope Improvements


• Fixed a long-standing problem with an aging and obsolete heating and cooling system.
• Improved energy efficiency districtwide.
• Improved the classroom learning environment.
• Reduced the district’s annual utility expenditure by $497,000 per year.
• Did not affect the school’s bonding capacity.
• Utilization of the new IRA Direct-Pay Rebate for Energy Communities

Start Date

April 2023

Finish Date

(November 2023 (Except for Solar)

Funding Type

Energy Bonds

GSF of Project


GESC Cost | Year

$9,707,200 | 2023

Annual Energy Savings


Lead Project Designer & Project Manager

Russ R. Litsinger, Ascendant Facility Partners


McCracken County Schools
5347 Benton Road
Paducah, KY 42003

Contact Us


PO Box 210
Paducah, KY 42002