In early 2007 the Liberty School District initiated a project with Trane to renovate and upgrade the HVAC systems and equipment throughout the district. As part of the project, the district also wanted to install and integrate the HVAC systems with a single, district-wide building control system. At that time the District had Trane HVAC systems in five of the schools and controls systems from two other suppliers in the other buildings. Four of the schools had no control systems. Magnifying the challenge was the requirement that all work needed to be completed during the summer of 2007, before students returned to class.
Working with the Kansas City Trane office, Liberty School District replaced many of the old HVAC units with new Trane products for improved efficiency, comfort, control and reliability. They also opted to purchase a Trane Tracer ES automation system for district-wide control. By using Trane wireless sensors, the HVAC upgrades in schools with Trane equipment were completed on time before school opened. Trane wireless sensors improved the construction process by eliminating the need for hard wiring.
Liberty Public Schools has been named a “High Performing School District” by the State of Missouri for several consecutive years – the highest accreditation given to a Missouri school, recognizing Liberty Public Schools as one of the state’s best school districts. Liberty students consistently score above state and national norms on standardized tests, have a graduation rate of 90.8 percent and more than 90 percent of graduates seek higher education.
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