Troy discusses energy savings
TROY - Troy Area School Board members this week requested a change on a contract for an energy savings project.
At its meeting on Tuesday, the board will vote on approving a contract with McClure Company for the work.
When the board met this week, Shayne Homan, account executive for McClure Company, was on hand at the meeting, and answered several questions from board members and the district solicitor.
Under the original contract, the company would do an energy audit to see if the savings guaranteed were realized, and if they were realized, then the energy audits would cease, according to school board member Deb Harer.
The board was concerned about this, so the contract will be changed so that the board has the option each year to continue the energy audit, Harer said.
The cost for the audit is $5,500 a year.
If approved by the board, McClure Company, based in Harrisburg, would be paid for the first phase of a guaranteed energy savings project that is estimated to save the district $134,000 the first year and $3.3 million over 20 years. Energy and operational savings would be realized, according to district business administrator Traci Gilliland.
Several improvements would be made to W.R. Croman Primary School to make it more energy efficient, including window replacement, lighting upgrades and HVAC replacement.
At the district administration building, windows would be replaced, the HVAC would be upgraded, and walls would be insulated. The porch, which is in need of repair, would also be rebuilt as part of the project.
In addition, district-wide lighting upgrades would take place.
All buildings would also be looked at to see if energy could be saved by doing such things as replacing door sills.
The board also reviewed some different financing options for the work. One of the options that had been talked about previously involved a cost of $2.8 million, for the first phase.
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