"We began to explore our options and did extensive research on guaranteed energy savings projects," said Eric Neff, Personnel Director for Covington Independent Public Schools. "We found that the KEDC price contract delivery method provided the best bang for our buck. Unlike the traditional process used to execute energy savings projects, the price contract process demands scope details up front and transparent, open book pricing, eliminating unnecessary markups."
A price contract is an alternative construction delivery method that is designed to provide time savings with the BG-1 process and save school districts time and money with a defined scope before contract that includes open book and specific pricing.
"These much needed improvements will provide a better learning environment for our students,'' said Superintendent Alvin Garrison. "The renovations also demonstrate the Board's commitment to not only preserving our schools, but to improving and creating a sense of belonging for our students, staff and community.''
Additionally, over 450 kW of roof-top mounted solar PV arrays will be installed at John G. Carlisle Elementary School and the Science Building at Holmes High School Campus. Energy generated by these solar arrays will be used to offset the electrical energy cost for these two buildings, saving the school district an estimated $65,282 a year.
Performance Services is an integrated design and construction company that specializes in constructing and renovating schools, universities, healthcare, and government facilities to deliver optimal environments and high performance buildings. Innovative renewable systems are integral to its energy services portfolio. The company has provided facility and energy solutions to customers since 1998 and is a leading qualified provider of guaranteed energy savings projects and Energy Star labeled schools.
To learn more about Covington Independent Public Schools, visit www.covington.kyschools.us.
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