CTS Group and the City of Perry County collaborated on a project to bring life back into the historic facility. Exterior improvements were made to blend with the Romanesque Revival-style of the building, including new doors, windows, and concrete work. The dated interior was upgraded to include renovated restrooms and elevator, new flooring throughout and new acoustical ceiling tile. The new-and-improved Courthouse was equipped with energy-saving heating, cooling, and electric that will save taxpayer dollars and improve comfort for all patrons.
CTS Group utilized local contractors to erect a new modernized and comfortable building to house the District's numerous buses. The bus garage is a pre-engineered, 9,425-square-foot metal building consisting of a driver training room, director and staff offices, bathrooms, storage areas, 3 service bays and a maintenance bay. Building dimensions are 65'x145' with 18 foot high sidewalls and a 1:12 pitch roof. Both the walls and the roof were insulated with a heavy duty vinyl system.
With the assistance of CTS, the County applied for and was awarded $1.9 million from the Energy Efficiency Conservation Block Grant from the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (stimulus funds) for the project. The County also utilized Missouri Statute 8.231 to fund additional improvements with the energy and operational savings through a guaranteed energy savings project.
In evaluating the City Center, CTS Group determined various strategies available to the City that aided in lowering capital investments and the operational and energy costs at the facilities, all while improving the quality of the indoor working environment and preserving previous capital investments.
Through an extensive feasibility study and analysis of the systems, CTS developed a project that saves the City over $94,000 in annual energy and operations/maintenance costs. Through the use of Performance Contracting, these savings are redirected to help pay for the improvements.
To succeed the aging heating and cooling system, massive cooling units were installed with variable speed drives that only work as hard as necessary, increasing comfort in all areas of the facility, while saving the taxpayers' money with lower utility bills. Additional introductions to the pool area included inflatable ductwork to evenly distribute air, and a pool dehumidification system to improve indoor air quality with heat recovery for pool water.