DAYTON, Aug. 5 -- St. Mary Catholic School is making an investment of $86,704 in a facilities improvement project with Energy Optimizers, USA. The school paid cash for the project, which includes energy efficient LED interior and exterior lighting retrofits. The benefits will be immediate, with reduced energy bills and an improved learning environment.DAYTON

The School anticipates a reduction in annual utility costs of about $25,000. The payback for the project is just 3-1/2 years, which makes this a very worthwhile endeavor.

The LED lighting retrofits offer up to 75 percent savings over the district's former lighting systems, offering an almost immediate reduction in utility costs. They will also last 3 to 4 times longer, which will fu...