Palmyra Area School District

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Project Background

Multiple Palmyra School Performance Contract

Reynolds was hired by the Palmyra Area School District to provide a guaranteed energy savings performance contract at Lingle Avenue Elementary School, Pine Street Elementary School, Northside Elementary School, and High School.

Reynolds provided a comprehensive building analysis of each of the facilities and worked with the district to develop a targeted scope of work with the primary goal being to move away from a proprietary building automation system to an open-protocol system, while providing a significant reduction in the overall utility and operations and maintenance costs for those facilities.

Palmyra Middle School Addition/Renovation

Reynolds was hired to complete an Enhanced District Options Study (EDOS) to review and further elaborate on a district-wide facility upgrades and renovation building program that had been commissioned in a traditional designer-led Feasibility Study. The study included three schools: Palmyra Area Middle School, Northside Elementary School, and Forge Road Elementary School.

Among the study’s options was a program that accomplished the District’s priorities/needs at the Middle School: a 12-classroom addition (20,000 SF), secure entrance, administrative office renovations, cafeteria expansion, and building-wide upgrades/renovations at roughly $27.1M. The District maintained a working project budget of $26M and a revised feasibility study cut the Owner’s desired educational program significantly (12,000 sq. ft.)

The District engaged Reynolds to review the cost estimates and develop a hybrid program for cost comparison. We achieved the following results:

  • 19,400 Sq. Ft. Additions (increased to meet educational program needs)
  • Renovations to existing building footprint (cosmetic, major MEP, security)
  • Renovations to building façade, exterior site improvements, parking lots
  • Gymnasium bleachers and green screen classrooms

As a turn-key package the Reynolds hybrid project was executed at $18,168,845 – costs that include architectural design fees, Reynolds MEP design services, Reynolds pre-construction and construction management services, and Reynolds energy services. The costs associated with the hybrid solution – meeting all educational program needs – when compared to the traditional design-bid-build feasibility budgets represents a savings of roughly $9,000,000.

Project Specs

Multiple Schools

Solutions: Energy
Project Cost: $2,224,422
Guaranteed Annual Savings: $243,710

Middle School

Solutions: Energy
Project Cost: $18,168,845

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