The District wanted to move toward a non-proprietary building automation system, which would allow a more competitive environment for future projects, while also providing a front end system to better monitor all buildings owned by the District.
The College selected CTS Group through a competitive Request for Qualifications process to act as the College's Energy Conservation Consultant. CTS Group provides an alternative approach to traditional construction that embraces strategic planning with an integrated team where client expectations, project costs, and implementation plans are developed before the construction process begins. The immediate goal was to complete this ASHRAE level two energy audit to identify areas of need, which led to the Performance Contract Life Cycle Infrastructure Program Management Services agreement.
CTS Group and East Moline School District collaborated on a phased project that will save the District a guaranteed $405,833 in energy costs during the bond finance period. This 2-part project not only saved the taxpayers money on utility costs, but also on maintenance and operations. Comfort, reliability, and efficiency were improved for students and staff alike.