Case Study Midland Isd Large

Midland School System

BAYweb Cloud EMS Puts School District on Course for Savings

Centrally located between Fort Worth and El Paso, TX, Midland Independent School District is a public school system serving over 22,000 students on 35 campuses. To expand student capacity the school district uses 125 – 150 portable classrooms. Each of these classrooms requires a three-ton cooling unit which would run continuously. To take control of energy usage, Midland ISD needed to prevent the portable classroom cooling units from running overnight or in unattended buildings.

Midland ISD was looking for a simple way to save on the cost of operating the cooling units, to turn them off or make temperature adjustments, without the need to go to each classroom. To accomplish this, Midland ISD chose the BAYweb Professional model Internet thermostat. In the first three months of use, Midland reduced energy costs approximately $150 per portable classroom! Additional savings were achieved through optimized utilization of each unit.

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The Customer

  • Midland Independent School District is a public school system in Midland, Texas, centrally located between Fort Worth, and El Paso, on the western side of the state.
  • Midland ISD consists of 35 campuses, serving over 22,000 students.

The Problem

  • The school district uses 150 portable classrooms to expand student capacity. Each of these classrooms has a three-ton cooling unit which ran continuously.
  • To take control of energy usage, Midland ISD needed to prevent the portable classroom cooling units from running overnight or in unattended buildings.
  • Midland ISD was looking for a simple way to save on the cost of operating the cooling units, to turn them off or make temperature adjustments, without the need to visit each classroom.

The Solution

Case Study Midland Isdsm

  • Midland ISD chose the BAYweb Professional model Internet thermostat based on its remote monitoring and control capabilities, and the simple installation process.
  • Midland enjoys the convenience of BAYweb cloud services to turn cooling units on, off, and adjust the temperature in each portable classroom from a Smartphone, tablet, or PC. Unnecessary travel to and from each classroom has been eliminated.
  • In the first three months of use, Midland reduced energy costs approximately $150 per portable classroom! Additional savings were achieved through optimized utilization of each unit.
  • According to Midland ISD, BAYweb has “far exceeded” the district’s goals of attaining a control system for previously uncontrolled equipment. Midland has since installed BAYweb thermostats in select district buildings.

Key Technologies and Implementation

  • Reliability and ease of use.
  • Control one-to-thousands of cooling units at the same time.
  • Increased visibility, access, and unlimited temperature control through Internet monitoring and alerts.
  • BAYweb reporting features are becoming part of Midland’s daily operations for control and efficiency of previously unmonitored areas.