A couple of major projects were completed in 2018 at Betz. The first project involved the replacement of the entire roof system. The roof had been identified in a previous study as one being in severe need for updating and was completely replaced. New metal fascia was also installed around the building to eliminate the need for maintenance by the District.
The major project at Betz involved the replacement of the existing steam heating and central chiller air conditioning equipment with a new Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) heating and cooling system. This new system should provide a highly efficient mechanical system which provides more individual controls in the individual building areas and should provide energy savings to the District over the life of the system.