Indian Valley Elementary School

Project Background

The Mifflin County School District hired Reynolds for a combined PlanCon/ESCo project at the Indian Valley Elementary School. The district took a building that was originally constructed as a high school and re-purposed it as an intermediate and elementary school. The district had only $9.6 million to address the deficiencies of this 1950’s vintage school while the needs identified totaled slightly more than $14 million. Initially, the district’s architect simply reduced the scope of the work to fit the district’s budget. But the district was not satisfied with the final scope and began to search for alternative means to address this work.

By incorporating a performance contract into this project, the district was able to address more of the building’s needs than they would have by a traditional, stand-alone PlanCon renovation project approach.

Project Specs

Solutions: Building Solutions | Construction | Energy
McKissick Associates
Square Feet: 96,000 renovation
Project Cost: $3,407,000
Guaranteed Annual Savings: $99,194
Scope of Work:

  • Fuel switch from oil to propane
  • Direct digital controls
  • Install hybrid boiler plant with high-efficiency condensing boilers
  • Install condensing domestic hot water system
  • Air side HVAC improvements
  • Building envelope improvements
  • Lighting upgrades
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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