Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg Strategic & Infrastructure Investment Plan Agenda 1. Introduction 2. Infrastructure 3. Facilities & Technology Plan 4. Current Systems 5. Phase I-III 6. Notes of Interest Introduction The Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg’s Strategic Vision 2020 sets an investment strategy towards infrastructure/mechanical systems and technology. This investment is necessary due to the current age of the mechanical systems that are both inefficient and consumes significate maintenance/financial resources. Replacing aged equipment will significantly reduce utility and maintenance costs that will offset a large majority of the debt servicing costs while concurrently providing significant capital cost avoidance and advance the educational learning environment. Introduction In August 2012 the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg obtained its current 46,000+ square foot facility with 7+ acres of adjoining property. This facility enables the Christian Academy to pursue advancement in expanding its current student base of 132 to approximately 500 students. The facility while adequate in nature requires some infrastructure investment to bring it in line with a 21st Century Education Center of Excellence that the Christian Academy has become. Infrastructure The 45,000+ square foot facility contains three separate boiler systems along with two central heat pump systems and window units that provide heat & a/c across the entire campus. The age of the boiler and ancillary systems vary with most exceeding 30+ years. These aged systems have become extremely inefficient, labor and maintenance intensive in comparison with newer type systems. The facility also contains 145+ windows of which most were installed in the 1950’s. Many have plexiglass inserts vice glass. Infrastructure Infrastructure The Christian Academy contacted the Perfection Group in the summer of 2014. The Perfection Group provides energy efficient life cycle solutions for infrastructures. The major reasons supporting this measure are: • • • • • • • • Aged and inefficient HAVC & mechanical systems Maintenance & labor costs exponentially rising Investment in facilities to promote an increased market share Investment in facilities to extend the facilities life cycle an additional 25+ years. Improve and maximize the educational learning environment Advance academic achievement Investment in the future of the community It’s the right thing to do for the students, parents, school and community Infrastructure The Perfection Group perform a detailed analysis on the current infrastructure, mechanical systems, electrical and lighting in the fall of 2014. The data, findings and recommendation were presented to the Board of Directors in the fall of 2014. Infrastructure Plan The Board of Directors agreed with the following recommendations. • Remove all existing mechanical systems associated with HVAC . • Replace all mechanical systems with energy efficient system designed to meet the current and future needs of the school to include building automation control. • Replace all 145 windows excluding the elementary wing • Replace all lighting interior/exterior and gymnasium with efficient T-12 & T8 low wattage lighting technology • Integrate educational technology in the classrooms (smart boards, projectors, etc.) • Upgrade electrical as required/needed Boilers A/C units Lighting Windows Before After Windows Before After Windows Before After Windows Before After Technology Plan The school is working with Creative Image Technology on the implementation of educational technology within all of the schools classrooms grades Preschool-12th. -Installation of interactive smart boards and projectors - Expanded Wi-Fi capability -Computer software and Hardware -Audio enhancements The technology implementation is proven to increase interaction, performance in STEM fields along with increased academic performance and a decrease in behavior and or comprehension issues. Phase I Given the significance, scope and magnitude of this project it comes with considerable financial cost. In order to model the stewardship, responsibility and leadership that we impart on our students, the Board of Directors has decided on a phased approached to the project. The Christian Academy is currently pursuing capital investment to begin Phase I sometime in Late April 2015 with scheduled completion by August 2015. The following in the areas identified for Phase I Phase I -Replacement of Elementary wing Mechanical/HVAC system -Replacement/rehab of main boiler -Technology into every classroom -Install new Mechanical/HVAC in gymnasium -Replace Basketball goals in the gymnasium -Repair, refinish and remark gymnasium floor -Install (2) new scoreboard in gymnasium -Replace all windows in gymnasium -Replace (2) exterior doors in Preschool Phase II Installation of Chill towers for Main two story building to provide central A/C and fresh air intake. Replacement of main boiler, boiler lines, radiators and heat registers Replacement of 139 windows in two story part of building as well as hallways, cafeteria and kitchen. Phase III Replacement of all windows in the elementary wing Replacement of all lighting throughout campus with low wattage lighting technology. Notes of Interest The Phase I initiative will significantly decrease utility cost and eliminate current maintenance expenditures with new warranted equipment. The pursuit of these and other school initiatives will result in capitalization of the facilities capacity. Projections of student growth are expected to rise at a minimum of 8%10% year to year reaching 200+ students in 5 years and ultimately reaching capacity of an estimated 500 students by year 10.