Based on the results of
an energy efficiency audit, the Rocky River City School District is poised to
begin a $2.3 million building infrastructure project that could net about
$128,000 in savings annually.
in Cleveland conducted the audit during the past year, examining heating and
air conditioning units to lighting. Their findings will result in a project
that will address lighting and mechanical system upgrades at several buildings
that will increase building efficiency, thermal comfort and energy
Rocky River High School
(RRHS), Rocky River Middle School (RRMS), Kensington Intermediate School and
Goldwood Primary School will have LED lighting upgrades that will replace
fixtures from the 1990s.
At RRHS, the project
also includes replacement of a rooftop mechanical unit on the field house. At
RRMS the main gym HVAC mechanical unit and the chiller will be replaced.
Boilers at Goldwood and a rooftop HVAC mechanical unit that services the music
room are slated for replacement. Kensington will have plumbing and
miscellaneous boiler items serviced.
Facilities Supervisor Adam
Sywanyk said the scope of the project will add automation controls to HVAC
systems and recommission existing controls to optimize systems across the
“The goal is reducing the energy usage by upgrading to LED fixtures, replacing outdated equipment, and optimizing heating and cooling schedules,” Sywanyk said.
Markus said the project will be funded through the permanent improvement fund,
which will pay down a 12-year term lease.
Work is expected to
begin during Spring Break, with the bulk of the project scheduled for summer.
The district expects to award a contract for work in late March or early April.