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Reynolds Energy Efficiency Improvements – Juniata County School District, Mifflintown, PA

Scope of Work:

  • New Geothermal HVAC system (EJHS/JHS)
  • Fuel switch from oil to propane (TJHS)
  • Direct digital controls
  • High-efficiency domestic hot water system
  • Low-flow plumbing fixtures
  • Domestic water piping
  • Upgraded electrical systems
  • LED lighting upgrades (EJHS)
  • Lighting controls (EJHS)
  • Stage lighting system (EJHS)
  • New windows and insulated panels
  • Partial roof replacement & coating
  • Emergency generator
  • Security system and vestibule

Completion Date:

August 2014

Project Cost:


Guaranteed Annual Savings:


Year 1 Savings Measured:

Performance period not begun

Project Narrative:

Reynolds Energy Services was hired by the Juniata County School District to provide a guaranteed energy savings performance contract at East Juniata High School, Juniata High School and Tuscarora Junior High School.

In planning the project, the district tasked Reynolds with reviewing all major building systems and components, and upgrading or replacing them as cost-effectively as possible with the goal to provide another 20+ years of useful life for the facilities.

In doing so, Reynolds carefully evaluated the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems in addition to the building envelope, and developed and implemented a project that met the district’s goals.


Project Performance

Schedule: Project completed on schedule

Budget: Project completed within budget

Savings: Performance period not begun

Additional Information:

Prior to selecting Reynolds, the district had a feasibility study completed that identified a similar project scope for the three buildings at a cost of nearly $40 million. Through a very comprehensive survey of the buildings, Reynolds developed a project that met the needs at less than half of the original estimated cost. Additionally, through the use of a guaranteed energy savings contract, the project was able to contribute nearly $5 million in energy savings to the overall budget; thus, reducing the impact on the district’s tax payers even further.

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“On more than one occasion, Reynolds made suggestions of dealing with items in the field that saved the district significant money, and change orders were always carefully controlled. For both projects, only 30% of contingency funds were needed. The fees paid to Reynolds were quickly recouped several times over by savings throughout the duration of the project.”

Dr. Daniel R. Trimmer, Former Superintendent, Conewago Valley School District