In August of 2011, the board of trustees approved a $6.4 million energy savings performance contract with Trane to complete energy efficient upgrades to 13 buildings on the campus in Sedalia, Missouri.
The campus-wide facility improvement project is funded with an energy performance contract in accordance with the Missouri statutory fiscal tool RSMO 8.231 authorizing the funding of public infrastructure improvement projects with the energy and operational savings that result. A performance contract is a model that enables building owners to use future energy and operational savings to finance infrastructure improvement projects.
Board President Gary Noland said the board spent several months reviewing the assessment and discussing the benefits of a performance contract provided by state statute. “We feel confident that this is an excellent opportunity for the college to improve campus facilities at no extra cost to taxpayers,” Noland said.
“Some of our buildings are aging and this agreement will allow us to make them more energy efficient and in turn ensure the long-term sustainability of our campus infrastructure. It’s important that we maintain our campus facilities as well as ensure a high standard of fiscal responsibility to the taxpayers of our district.”
Facility Improvements Include:
- High-efficiency HVAC replacements
- Energy efficient lighting upgrades and occupancy sensors
- Building automation systems installed
- Low-flow water fixture upgrades
- New 30-year roofs on three buildings
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