ABM's Energy Performance Contracting Solution Helps Finance
Energy-Efficiency Improvements across School District in Georgia
ABM (NYSE:ABM), a leading provider of facility solutions,
has initiated a comprehensive energy performance contracting program for
Georgia's McIntosh County Board of Education. ABM's customized solution is
projected to save McIntosh County Board of Education more than $20.9 million in
energy and operating costs over a 20-year period. The project launched last
December and is scheduled for completion by December 2017.
"ABM is very excited to help the McIntosh County Board of
Education implement an energy performance solution that will benefit multiple
schools and administrative offices in the district. This project will
positively impact virtually every student and teacher in the school system
through a variety of outside-the-box, cost-cutting energy and operations measures,"
said Mark Newsome, President of ABM Technical Solutions.
Energy and operations savings will be achieved by implementing
energy-efficient infrastructure upgrades to multiple facilities in the
"We are eager to implement this energy performance project
with ABM," said Dr. John Barge, Superintendent for McIntosh County
Schools. "It would not have been possible for our County to afford the
infrastructure improvements our schools desperately needed without the
financial structure of ABM's program. Not only will we able to provide our
students a better, more-comfortable learning environment within a year, the
program also captures operational savings to provide additional benefits to our
school including playgrounds and covered waiting areas at our new elementary
ABM's Energy Performance Contracting program enabled the school
system to finance the replacement of its aging infrastructure. The program is
designed as a financial solution to meet clients' technical facility needs and
sustainability goals. The goal is to drive costs out of a client's operating
budget, allowing savings to be reallocated to fund mission critical facility
needs. View a video to learn how ABM is improving K-12 school
buildings across the nation without upfront costs or tax increases.
By monitoring energy use, inspecting facility equipment and
interviewing key school personnel, ABM identified the school system's major
infrastructure challenges and opportunities for cost-cutting, energy-efficiency
improvements. Together, with the McIntosh County Board of Education, ABM
created a plan to provide infrastructure and operations upgrades that will
reduce overall operations costs by $20.9 million over a 20-year period. This
provides general fund relief to implement additional, beneficial infrastructure
improvements. The project is expected to achieve more than $263,000 worth of
savings in its first year alone.
Click here to find a complete listing of the
energy-efficiency and facility improvements planned for Todd Grant Elementary
School, McIntosh County Academy, McIntosh County Middle School and the McIntosh
County Board of Education and Maintenance Offices. Highlights of the project
- All HVAC units at McIntosh County Academy and a
significant number of units at other facilities in need of replacement
will be upgraded to high-efficiency, state-of-the-art HVAC units.
- All district HVAC units will be controlled by advanced,
web-based direct digital control (DDC) systems to maximize energy and
- The Todd Grant Elementary School campus will receive
two complete, age-appropriate playgrounds and a covered outdoor classroom
area. Three additional buildings on this campus will be renovated and
expanded to serve as the administrative complex for the school district
and the historic Richard J. Reynolds Gymnasium will be renovated and
re-designed to match the design of the new elementary school.
- Irrigation wells will be installed at Todd Grant
Elementary School, McIntosh Middle School, and McIntosh County Academy to
provide a more cost-efficient means of irrigating the campus and athletic
- All restrooms at McIntosh County Middle School will be renovated and aging roofs of two buildings will be replaced.