The officials at Trane are almost ready to move forward with the energy savings plan, and school officials could sign a letter of intent as early as next month. Christian County Schools Director of Facilities, Ted Hautala says with time limited for work in the summer, he spoke with Trane about starting work on the units before they are bonded.
The District would sign a letter of intent saying they would take delivery of the furnaces, even if they decided not to go forward with a contract with Trane. School Board Chairwoman, Linda Keller says it only makes sense to move forward as quickly as possible.
Members of the Harshaw Trane team presented research to the school board Thursday that shows how the cost saving measures they will be implementing can be viewed in real time and monitored so that changes can be made before equipment fails. Indoor Air Quality Specialist, Allan Black told the board the cost saving measures only go so far when using below average filters.
Harshaw Trane will be bringing a letter of intent to the Board of Education in February, so they can get to work on the equipment for Pembroke and then in late April or early May for the other schools. The contract, which does not have an official dollar amount yet, will have to approved by the Kentucky Department of Education and then bonds sold before the project can get underway.