North Daviess Community Schools Corporation, ELNORA, IN
$183,891 in guaranteed average annual savings over 10 years on energy and operational costs, enough to cover all project costs in less than 5 ½ years; enhanced HVAC reliability and control; more effective regulation of interior CO2 and humidity levels; better lighting; improved building air quality and comfort; reduced maintenance expenses; competitive financing; expedited project completion; ongoing economies, efficiencies and investment returns.
To improve energy efficiency and building comfort by replacing the junior-senior high school’s air conditioning, lighting and facility control systems, and re-commissioning the elementary school.
The extensive expertise and resources of EMCOR Construction Services (ECS) enabled it to save this client more than $1.8 million over 10 years through a complex project, much of which had to be completed while students were out on summer break.
At the 127,519-square-foot junior-senior high school, ECS designed, ordered, installed and commissioned a new rooftop unit in plenty of time to ensure air conditioning for the resumption of classes in the fall. This involved replacing the school’s outdated rooftop equipment with high-efficiency units and exchanging the old damper flow control boxes for new variable air volume devices. The company also installed new exhaust fans.
In addition, ECS replaced the school’s old pneumatic, electronic overlay control system with a new, state-of-the-art TAC Andover facility management system. And to further improve energy efficiency, ECS technicians installed new lighting with T8 lamps and electronic ballasts.
At the elementary school, too, ECS helped reduce energy consumption and costs. There, ECS upgraded the HVAC system by optimizing its use of outside air. Then, the company improved overall performance by re-commissioning the existing control system.
North Daviess Community School Corporation is a public school district serving approximately 1,100 students across 182 square miles of southwestern Indiana.