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Bonner Springs USD 204

Bonner Springs, KS

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Background

Covering 42 square miles, Bonner Springs School District is located on the western edge of the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan Area, and primarily serves the cities of Bonner Springs and Edwardsville, KS, along with certain unincorporated areas of western Wyandotte and southeastern Leavenworth County. The district has over 2,600 students and over 400 personnel.

Challenge

Voters approved a bond issue that targeted new construction and the renovation of existing buildings in order to improve the overall education environment for students and teachers. One of the top needs for the district was the installation of air-conditioning before the start of the 2018-2019 school year. One of the complicating factors for all the work was that the new construction and renovation work would need to be completed in parallel.

Solution

ESP proposed and installed new variable refrigerant flow (VRF) heating and cooling at the high school, replacing a dated hot water/chilled water system. Other energy-saving measures include LED lighting; water-saving plumbing fixtures; weatherization of doors, windows, and roof/wall joints; additions and enhancements to building controls; ventilation improvements; HVAC replacements; and energy conservation training.

Benefits

Installation of the the new VRF air conditioning at the high school was completed before the start of the school year, allowing students and faculty to come back to cool classrooms after summer break. Better controls, lighting, ventilation and a reduction in outdoor air infiltration have all improved the classroom environment. Becasue of the improvements, the district is saving over $170,000 anually.

Project Snapshot

Bonner Springs USD 204
2200 S 138th St
Bonner Springs , KS
66012

Completion Date
2018

Total Square Feet
507,000

Number of Buildings
10

Total Project Cost
$4.5 million

Annual Savings
$170,000

Utility Savings
26%

Carbon Footprint Reduction
1,960,038 lbs. CO2e

Environmental Impact
Equivalent to 155 homes' electricity use for one year

Improvements

Client Type

Team

Coleen Flathman Dr. Rose Kane Jeff Flathman

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