CMS Viron awarded energy performance contract from Pennsylvania’s Chambersburg School District

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Aug. 2, 2001 — CMS Energy Corporation’s energy performance contracting unit, CMS Viron Energy Services, today announced it has been awarded a contract valued at $2.4 million from the Chambersburg School District in Chambersburg, Pa.

CMS Viron, one of America’s energy performance contractors, is providing facility upgrades for a Chambersburg middle school that will lower energy and operational costs by an estimated $130,000 a year.

CMS Viron will retrofit all interior lights, install temperature control systems, convert the heating system from electricity to fuel oil, install trash compactors and provide water conservation measures. Energy performance contractors use energy savings to pay for equipment upgrades.

An energy audit conducted by CMS Viron revealed that the school had overpaid its water bill because of an inaccurate meter, which has already resulted in a refund to the school of $150,000.

“In addition, CMS Viron is creating an Energy Action Plan that will use a licensed teacher on staff to provide curriculum enhancements by working with after school clubs and science classes to make students more aware of saving energy,” said Bill Viverito, business development manager for CMS Viron. “Based on students and teachers being more aware of our project, we expect to be able to reduced energy use by an additional 1 percent.”

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CMS Marketing, Services and Trading (CMS-MST), the energy marketing business of CMS Energy and parent company of CMS Viron, offers a broad array of products and services, including commodity supply, risk management and energy savings projects. CMS-MST is well-positioned to offer full-service energy supply and demand-side management to businesses and institutions throughout the United States.

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