Receive Cash Incentives for HVAC Improvements

Receive Cash Incentives for HVAC Improvements
Efficient heating, cooling and ventilation systems are essential elements to cultivate and maintain a healthy and comfortable work environment for your employees and students alike.  High temperatures and high humidity can wreak havoc on aging HVAC systems, which can diminish comfort and productivity.  Heating and cooling costs account fo...
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New Construction Cash Incentives

New Construction Cash Incentives
As an Ameren Missouri Trade Ally, CTS Group can aid in receiving of cash incentives to offset the cost of energy efficiency projects for new and expanding facilities.  Whether you are adding on to your existing facility or constructing a new structure, we want to help you optimize the energy efficiency of your operations.   Enter you...
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Oak Lawn-Hometown School District #123 Upgrades Control Systems

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.  

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Lincoln Land Community College Cuts Back on Energy Use

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. 

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McDonald County Constructs New Bus Barn

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.


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Earn Cash Incentives for Energy Efficiency

CTS Group is a Trade Ally for Ameren Missouri, recognized as an energy efficiency professional with the tools, information, and expertise to assist customers with energy efficiency projects through Ameren's BizSavers® program. CTS Group works with clients to develop and implement energy efficiency projects, as well as apply for and receive cash incentives through the BizSavers® program of up to $3,000,000. 

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Palmyra School District Receives Coveted Energy Star Award

CTS developed a master plan for the district in 2006 which set the guideline for district-wide improvements. CTS assembled facility information to promote the bond issue to the community in the spring of 2007. The April bond issue passed with a high margin and the board then awarded the contract to CTS. The work began in May as soon as the students were finished. The major renovation project had to be completed in time for the students' return in August. In the three short months of summer, CTS handled the...

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Perry County Saves Taxpayer Dollars

Perry County Courthouse - Perryville, MO

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.  

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Performance Contracting: Saving Green in More Ways Than One

Performance Contracting: Saving Green in More Ways Than One
  An Energy Saving Performance Contract (ESPC) is a financial mechanism that grants public entities the use of future energy and operational savings to finance current facility upgrades. In essence, it's a way to pay for today's facility upgrades with tomorrow's savings. An ESPC establishes a relationship between an Energy Service Company (ESC...
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Benefits of Design-Build Approach

Benefits of Design-Build Approach
 One Point of Contact for Entire Project = 100% Accountable • One Contract = No Finger-Pointing • Guaranteed Total Price = No Change Orders • Use Qualified Preferred Contractors

Overcoming Challenges

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Unforeseen Challenges at Lincoln Elementary Due to aging  of the building and piping, most of the cast iron drains broke during plumbing fixture demolition, and thus  had to be replaced; this meant cutting into block walls to expose the pipes. However, we used this to add value for the District as we installed access doors in these l...
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