Work is being finished up on the renovation of Birchcrest Elementary School. The bulk of the work within the building was the renovation/replacement of the existing steam heating/ chiller cooling systems within the building with a Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) heating and cooling system. This is a highly energy efficient system that provides individual control in room areas and is anticipated that the new heating and cooling system will save a considerable amount of utility and maintenance savings to the District over the life of the system. Also included in the project was the inclusion of a new fire sprinkler system throughout the building and a new secured building entrance for the school.
Also completed over the summer months was the replacement of the existing roof system over the entire building. The existing roof system was previously identified in a previously conducted roof survey as a roof system in need for replacement due to age and ongoing roof issues.