Energy efficiency leader upgraded HVAC systems at Fromberg High
School and Elementary School improving air quality and creating a more
comfortable learning environment
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. & FROMBERG, Mont.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Inc., (NYSE:AMRC), a leading energy efficiency and renewable energy
company, announced today that it has completed work with FrombergSchool
District #6 in southern Montana renovating Fromberg High School and
Fromberg Elementary Schools' heating and ventilation systems. The $1.3
million project, which commenced last spring, covered over 32,000 square
feet with energy efficient upgrades and addressed the schools'
time-critical infrastructure needs.
"We are proud of the partnership we have developed with Ameresco, whose
team of local experts understood our sense of urgency and were able to
work quickly with us to determine the best solutions to enhance our
schools without putting our tight budget under even more stress," said
Teri Harris, Superintendent, FrombergSchool District. "By holding
public meetings and working closely with the community, we came up with
a plan to enhance our HVAC system, making it significantly more energy
efficient. Now with the completion of the project, we have the added
benefit of a more comfortable and conducive learning environment for our
students and staff."
Ameresco was responsible for managing the design, development and
construction of the comprehensive project. The wide-range of
infrastructure improvements included: the removal of the hazardous
materials, upgrades and replacement of the boiler, domestic water heater
and unit ventilators, as well as the installation of variable speed
pumping, temperature control system and ventilation exhaust systems.
With the completion of the project, the upgrades are expected to result
in greater ventilation, reduced operational costs and better control of
temperature and indoor air quality.
"Ameresco is excited to have completed this time-sensitive project with
the School District, especially given their HVAC systems were at the end
of life expectancy, and were in need of significant improvement before
the winter heating season," said Louis P. Maltezos, Executive Vice
President, Ameresco. "Working directly with the FrombergSchool District
#6 through community meetings, as well as for the design and
construction phase of this project, our local Montana Ameresco team was
committed to completing the critical upgrades in a very short timeframe
to ensure the comfort and safety of everyone at the schools particularly
given the impending weather."
Ameresco has a long history of partnering with counties, schools,
municipalities and commercial entities to improve energy infrastructure
and install renewable energy technologies throughout North America.
Recent projects managed by Ameresco's local team in the Helena,
Montana office include a $1.6 millionEnergy
Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) with Lewis and Clark County and
a $3.2 million ESPC with the Kalispell School District. Both projects
required critical energy efficiency and infrastructure upgrades that are
guaranteed to decrease annual energy and operations costs, but are
budget-neutral and will be repaid through energy savings over the
About FrombergSchool District, Fromberg, MT
Fromberg Public School District #6 is a small K-12 public school serving
120 students in a rural community 35 miles from Billings, MT. The
community is very supportive of education and the Fromberg School as
evidenced by their support of the heating and ventilation project. The
mission of the school district is to provide a safe, supportive learning
environment with opportunities for each student to develop the skills
and knowledge to become a responsible, successful citizen, making
learning an essential lifelong process. Their vision is "Education for
all: today, tomorrow, together!"
About Ameresco, Inc.
Founded in 2000, Ameresco, Inc. (NYSE:AMRC) is a leading independent
provider of comprehensive services, energy efficiency, infrastructure
upgrades, asset sustainability and renewable energy solutions for
facilities throughout North America. Ameresco's services include
upgrades to a facility's energy infrastructure and the development,
construction and operation of renewable energy plants. Ameresco has
successfully completed energy saving, environmentally responsible
projects with federal, state and local governments, healthcare and
educational institutions, housing authorities, and commercial and
industrial customers. With its corporate headquarters in Framingham, MA,
Ameresco provides local expertise through its 70 offices in 33 states,
five Canadian provinces and the United Kingdom. Ameresco has more than
900 employees. For more information, visit www.ameresco.com.
Source: Ameresco, Inc.