Clinton Prairie School Gets $4.7 Million in Improvements

Johnson Controls helped Clinton Prairie School Corporation make $4.7 million in district-wide updates, enabled through an energy performance contract.

Johnson Controls has helped to address aging infrastructure and limited capital budget at Clinton Prairie School Corporation (CPSC) in Frankfort, Indiana, through district-wide exterior and interior building updates. The upgrades, including new wireless-controlled lighting in the main gymnasium, exterior access doors and building control optimization, were made to help increase student and teacher productivity and provide a more comfortable learning environment.

The $4.7 million in improvements were enabled through an energy performance contract, which uses guaranteed savings to offset the cost of the projects. Upgrades were implemented during the school’s off-hours to avoid class and learning disruptions, and final project elements were completed in March 2019.

“Like many school districts, ours faced deteriorating infrastructure and a restricted budget for years,” said Amanda Whitlock, superintendent of Clinton Prairie School Corporation. “By collaborating with Johnson Controls, we now have the necessary building enhancements that will position our district for a successful future and make a positive, long-term impact on our funding efforts.”

A comprehensive list of the project components includes:

  • Building control optimization
  • Duct sealing and insulation improvements
  • Exterior brick and stucco improvements
  • Exterior door access control system upgrades
  • Exterior door replacement
  • Kitchen equipment replacements
  • New energy dashboard monitor
  • New interior finish restroom modifications and water efficiency updates to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • New roof with added insulation
  • Select air handling unit and fan coil unit replacements
  • State-of-the-art exterior and interior LED lighting

“Through our partnership, Johnson Controls managed the project, allowing Clinton Prairie School Corporation to reap the benefits of infrastructure upgrades and energy savings,” said Jennifer Payne, Performance Infrastructure™ account executive, Johnson Controls. “Taking over project responsibilities allowed the school district to focus on providing the best education and learning environment for its students and teachers.”

CPSC received a $2,033 prescriptive rebate for the kitchen equipment and a $1,748 rebate as a custom incentive for roofing, duct seal and the building enveloped from Duke Energy.

The strategic use of subcontractors helped to ensure that the district-wide upgrades were made promptly. Subcontractors included Aeroseal LLC; Automated Logic; C&T Design; Dallman Contractors, LLC; Dan Haines; Hinshaw Roofing & Sheet Metal Co., Inc.; I-STAR; Johnson Controls Indianapolis Branch; Johnson Controls Lighting Services; Keusch Glass, Inc. and Wireless Networking Solutions, Inc.

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