Internship provides energized connection between Del Tech, Indian River district

GEORGETOWN – There soon will be an energized connection between the Indian River School District and Delaware Technical Community College.

Scott Iseman, Chief Facility Director/Energy Manager at Del Tech’s Owens Campus in Georgetown, is bound for the Indian River district on an internship.

scott Iseman DTTC intern at irsd

Scott Iseman

The 54-year-old Long Island native who now resides in Millsboro will be collaborating with Joseph Booth, IRSD’s Supervisor of Buildings & Grounds.

The mission, Mr. Iseman says is to “save money, reduce energy consumption … while providing a good learning environment.”

“This is what he does for Del Tech. He’s an engineer,” said Mr. Booth. “I’ll be curious to grab anything that I can off somebody like that with that intellect and experience with Del Tech,”

Part of the requirement in his pursuit of a master’s degree in education leadership at Delaware State University is internship: 240 hours at another facility other than your own.

Ms. Iseman was introduced to the IRSD board of education at the Nov. 23 meeting.

“We’ve actually been in these discussions for a couple months,” said Mr. Booth. “At the time we were getting into that we were wrapping up, or right in the middle of the natural gas conversion, which is going to save us some energy dollars.”

Mr. Iseman hopes to put his background in HVAC and energy conservation “to good use; natural gas, which they are currently utilizing, LED lighting, helping with digital controls … and a host of side projects.”

Mr. Booth said collaboration will likely include “due diligence about turning off lights and switches, upgrading various pieces of equipment. So any type of project that he can turn us on to … to implement is going to be money in the pockets of the Indian River taxpayers.”

January 2016 is a tentative target timeframe to put together the internship schedule.

“I am looking forward to it,” said Mr. Iseman. “It’s kind of neat to get more exposure.”

“It’s pretty nice to call him my intern,” said Mr. Booth.

News Editor Glenn Rolfe can be reached at grolfe@newszap.com

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