King William County Public Schools Projected to Save Millions in Operating Costs
- By Yvonne Marquez
- September 30th, 2019
King William County Public Schools in Virginia selected ABM, a facility services company, to develop a customized solution to upgrade the school district’s infrastructure, as well as outsource its maintenance and custodial services. Through ABM’s Energy Performance Contracting program, the customized solution is projected to save the school district close to $5 million in energy and operating costs over a 15-year period.
The school district hopes to replace old equipment, decrease energy and operations expenses and avoid upfront costs. Through ABM’s program, the district will be able to make facility upgrades without impacting its capital budget.
“ABM is proud to work with King William County Schools to provide a financial solution to address their infrastructure needs,” Scott Giacobbe, ABM’s Chief Revenue Officer, said in a press release. “We will help the school district uncover significant energy and operational savings that can be used to positively impact their students’ learning environment.”
Highlights of the project include:
- Switching to energy-efficient LED lighting and replacing HVAC units, including 56 rooftop units at King William High School;
- Installing building automation controls to remotely monitor and address maintenance needs;
- Replacing the roof at King William High School;
- Installing cold plasma ionization systems to clean air contaminants at King William High School and Acquinton Elementary School;
- Upgrading transformers at several facilities;
- Installing water conservation measures at King William High School; and
- Sealing building envelopes to improve ventilation and outside air intake systems at several facilities.
In addition, ABM will provide daily maintenances and custodial services for each school in the district. The upgrades are projected to save more than $173,000 in energy and operating costs in the first year. The project will conclude in 2020.
Yvonne Marquez is senior editor of School Planning & Management magazine. She can be reached at email@example.com.