The average K-12 building in the United States is 40 years old, and according to the U.S. General Accounting Office, 14 million children, more than a quarter of American students, attend school in buildings considered below standard or dangerous and almost two-thirds of schools have building features such as air conditioning that need extensive repair or replacements.

Clearly students deserve better. Studies find again and again that classroom comfort, lighting, air quality and acoustics are all closely linked to the performance of students and educators. But with ever diminishing budgets and decreased funding, where can schools find the money needed to make the necessary repairs?

Helping Students, Teachers and Administrators Make the Grade

CTS Group is well versed and experienced in assisting K-12 education meet the challenge of providing healthy, safe and educationally appropriate learning environments which allow students and teachers to thrive. Our proven turn-key solutions result in financially responsible projects which are designed to reap rewards far below the bottom line.

On average, green buildings use one-third less energy than conventional buildings through innovative design, advanced heating, cooling, ventilation and lighting equipment, and integrated systems which keep operations running at peak efficiency. CTS Group utilizes best practice standards to optimize and modernize facilities with proven technologies that lower energy, operating and capital costs while also improving building environments and reducing the impact they have on the environment.

In turn, schools demonstrate good fiscal and environmental stewardship to their communities by implementing projects utilizing these high standards. Such projects are often the catalyst for development of sustainability programs or enhance programs already in place.

Strengthening Public Education and the Local Economy

CTS Group uses local contractors and labor on our projects whenever possible. Studies have shown that for each of our jobs, there is an estimated $3 million of new spending in the local community as well as up to 26 new jobs created or maintained for every $1 million of work we implement.* So not only are we helping update your educational facilities, but we’re also helping local families and businesses remain strong.

* This isn’t our fact. It’s from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, Department of Commerce, RIMS II Multipliers.

Custom Approach with Guaranteed Cost and Savings

All CTS Group projects are developed in partnership to meet your particular needs while maintaining the right focus of placing your interests first. Only after thorough investigation of facilities and energy usage do we begin to develop a solution addressing your specific campus circumstances.

Once the solution is designed, CTS Group provides a guaranteed project cost. The total cost is known upfront eliminating future change orders driving the cost upward. Additionally, we stand behind our projected energy savings with a guarantee. If the savings are not met we will write a check for the shortfall. Our highly trained and experienced engineers design projects to perform as they are intended. We have never missed an energy guarantee.