Truman HS Building Updates to HVAC

Work on Harry S. Truman High School began this spring to make the building more energy efficient and cost-effective. Limited work is being completed during non-school hours and in minimally occupied areas. The majority of the work will be completed this summer with any outstanding work being completed in the fall. This is why students may see a trailer, crane and dumpsters outside.

Heating system repairs, a new chiller, console unit ventilator replacement and the addition of cooling the classrooms mark the most significant project scopes. The exterior doors will be replaced with energy efficient door systems as well. Additionally, to create a safer surface for the school community, concrete replacement is occurring on the front sidewalk. Safety precautions are in place to protect students and staff as the work is being completed. 

Repairs and replacements of systems will be performed under the Guaranteed Energy Savings Act (GESA), a Pennsylvania Act generally known as an Energy Performance Contract (EPC), and the District is utilizing ESSER Funds.
GESA’s main goal is to provide major maintenance upgrades to systems with guaranteed performance to conserve energy and save costs. Building automation system controls and new corridor lighting will also provide reductions on utility costs.

SitelogIQ is the energy services company (ESCo) for this project. “The energy use reduction in Truman High School will come from a combination of the efficiency of equipment, improved control HVAC systems and better insulated exterior door systems.” said Damion Spahr, Program Executive of SitelogIQ. This is the second major upgrade provided by the team members at SitelogIQ to BTSD. The first project was converting Clara Barton Elementary School to the current Administration office.

What to Expect this Spring-Summer

Beginning April 11: 
- Some equipment and materials for the project will be moved into the building and stored in secure locations (ie. the courtyards)
- Work occurring after school hours:
-Ceilings in hallways will be removed in some areas.
-Lights, security and fire protection will all remain in place.
-Some “in cabinet” HVAC work will begin in classrooms. All will be put back at the end of shifts to not disturb classrooms the next morning.
-One exterior door at a time in the classroom wings will be marked off, secured, and replaced.

In the Middle of May:
- The existing chiller and pool rooftop dehumidification unit will be removed from the roof and installation of the new chiller.

Beginning June 16 (or day after graduation):
- Work will begin during the day time when students are off for summer break.
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