School District Facility Task Force reports school’s mechanical plant in significant need of improvements
The Springfield School District Facility Task Force considers the school’s mechanical plant (heating, ventilation and air conditioning [HVAC]) in significant need of improvements.
That decision came following a series of meetings that included a tour of the school, a review and discussion of options, cost considerations and financial options, and review and study of the facility audit completed by ISG. The facility audit was done to help the district identify and gauge mechanical concerns of an aging heating system.
During four two-hour sessions in December and January, Task Force members gathered in small groups for brainstorming and discussion followed by large group discussions.
During their January 9 meeting, the Facility Task Force was given the key question: If the School District was to address the building mechanical needs, what would you like to see that include? What would be the best means of addressing those needs? A) Try to maintain current mechanical system: B) Update in phases? C) Total heating, ventilation and air conditioning update?
After analysis of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) of the project, the Facility Task Force recommended a total HVAC update.
See complete story in this week's issue of the Springfield Advance-Press.