Garrett-Keyser-Butler Community School District — J.E. Ober Elementary School Boilers, GARRETT, IN
$134,720 in guaranteed annual operational, energy and maintenance savings over 10 years, enough to cover all project costs in 6 ¼ years; better heating system control and reliability; improved building comfort; greater electrical safety; upgraded educational technologies and computer capabilities; self-performance reliability; single-source accountability; ongoing economies, efficiencies and investment returns.
To improve both cost control and energy efficiency at this 75,000-square-foot facility by upgrading heating and other infrastructure components, some of which were more than 50 years old.
When this client needed a company with extensive design/build experience and advanced “green” building expertise, it chose EMCOR Construction Services (ECS) as its single-source provider for a full range of mechanical, electrical and plumbing work. Applying its self performance project delivery strategy, the company replaced old, inefficient boilers with more economical condensing boilers. Coupled with vertical unit ventilators, these boilers enable the system to heat the school with lower temperature water, thereby reducing energy consumption and costs.
In addition, ECS experts configured the direct digital control system to use ambient temperature and space conditions to regulate variable volume hot water pumping and the hot water temperature reset, further improving energy efficiency. At the same time, the company’s electricians upgraded the school’s electrical wiring network, server room and audio/visual equipment.
Garrett-Keyser-Butler Community School District is located in Garrett, Indiana, part of Dekalb County. The district serves approximately 1,750 students from three townships.