New Albany-Floyd County Consolidated Schools

Multi-Phase Guaranteed Energy Savings Project

  • $34,964,718

    Contract Total (Phase 1-8)
  • 12

  • September 2024

    Estimated Completion (Phase 8)

Project Description

Performance Services partnered with New Albany-Floyd County (NAFCCSC) to renovate nine of their facilities over a four-year period from 2001 – 2005 through design-build guaranteed energy savings contracts. All four projects were completed on time, with no change orders and energy savings exceeding promised results. Due to the success of these projects, guaranteed energy savings contracts have become New Albany-Floyd County’s preferred renovation delivery method. In 2005, Performance Services helped the facilities department develop an Energy Leadership program focused on modifying staff behavior to save energy. It included all staff and students district-wide, focusing on a positive, competitive approach between schools rather than documenting teacher non-compliance.

In 2017, the District partnered with Performance Services again, leading to 5 subsequent phases of work between 2017 and 2024. These projects focused on improving the learning environment for students and staff. The sixth phase was a design-build pool renovation that also included locker room renovations and new pool heat/filtration equipment.

The cumulative effect of New Albany-Floyd County’s energy savings measures has enabled them to earn an ENERGY STAR rating on all 22 facilities and reap over $2,000,000 in energy savings each year. NAFCCSC is one of the most energy-efficient school corporations in the nation. The average energy cost is less than $1 per S.F. for all buildings, and the mean ENERGY STAR score is 98—an outstanding achievement.

Project Highlights

  • Replace old, inefficient equipment and systems with high-efficiency two-pipe systems, boilers, chillers, fan systems, pumps, domestic hot water heaters, and windows
  • Installed digital controls to operate all of the HVAC systems
  • Installed variable speed drives, CO2 sensors, and occupancy sensors to further reduce energy usage
  • Provided illumination at levels above 50 FC in each classroom through lighting renovations
  • Verified that HVAC introduced the proper amount of fresh air at project completion and CO2 sensors enable NAFC to verify daily
  • The new fan system variable speed significantly reduced background noise
  • New properly sized fan systems with properly programmed digital controls enabled maintaining temperature to within 1 degree F of setpoint
  • Complete pool renovation, including new pool heat/filtration equipment
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