In fall 2020, Grant County Schools selected Performance Services to complete an energy savings performance contracting project utilizing the Kentucky price contract (KPC) procurement method. The client’s main goal with the project was to upgrade facilities and the learning environment for students and staff while funding the improvements with utility savings.
The project scope allowed the district to upgrade its facilities while meeting its financial expectations. The project included replacing the outdated HVAC system at an elementary school, addressing comfort issues in the gym and cafeteria with air conditioning, and upgrading the district’s building control system across all buildings. Additional project improvements included interior and exterior LED lighting, building envelope improvements, transformer replacement, water conservation, controls for the diesel engine block heaters, telecommunication upgrades, and energy leadership.
- Replaced the outdated HVAC system at an elementary school
- Addressed comfort issues by adding air conditioning to the gym and installing a new, larger HVAC unit to serve the cafeteria
- Installed interior and exterior LED lighting
- Implemented building envelope weatherization improvements
- Water conservation measures
- Implemented telecommunications savings measures
- Energy Leadership Program
- Implemented a district-wide controls upgrade at nine facilities
- Installed vendor-neutral, network-level system (Tridium) to allow building HVAC controls access from one BAS server. These system expansion updates will help make changes easier in the future.
- Utilized multiple control strategies, including:
- Complete facility integration utilizing existing controls systems at the Middle School, Mason-Corinth Elementary School, Sherman Elementary School, and Transportation/Maintenance Facility. We addressed and corrected several control and comfort issues with programming/resequencing.
- Partial existing controls integration/upgrade at the Career and Technology Center and Crittenden Mt. Zion Elementary School.
- Complete facility controls upgrade at the High School, Dry Ridge Elementary Schools, and the Board of Education Building.