A+ Charter Schools Design-Build Project

April 21, 2023

A+ Charter School, Texas

The A+ Charter Schools Design-Build Project

By Madeline Urquhart

A+ Charter Schools is located in Dallas, TX. The project began with a Preliminary Energy Assessment of all 6 schools within the A+ Charter District, with the goal to identify Facility Improvement Measures (FIM) or Energy Conservation Measures (ECM) and prioritize each based on an agreed-upon level of urgency. Veregy was able to provide options consisting of assessments, retrofits, or complete replacement with harmony of A+ Charters short and long-term goals. 

During the audit, we were able to identify the needs in each building for general contracting work related to a host of capital improvements, consisting of mainly retrofit, and in some cases full demolition. This $9M Design-Build project will begin construction in 2023. 

Benefits of the project for A+ Charter Schools includes:

  • Financial savings through decreased operating and energy expenses
  • Optimization of the indoor environment for increased comfort and productivity
  • Avoidance of risk associated with failure of older equipment
  • Greater control and flexibility over the building systems
  • Rebate money available to reduce capital investment
  • Incentive funds available for capital improvements related to COVID Virus
  • Increased reliability of mechanical systems
  • Reduction of deferred maintenance
  • Positive public relations
  • Capital cost avoidance for replaced equipment

Potential Scope of Work (rolling out in multiple phases) includes:

  • Abatement
  • Bathroom Upgrades
  • Building Envelope
  • Carpentry
  • Ceiling Replacement
  • Drainage & Sewer System Assessment and Repairs
  • Electrical Infrastructure Upgrades
  • Energy Conservation
  • Exterior Walkways & Covers
  • Floor Tile/Carpet Replacement/Repairs
  • Hazardous Conditions
  • Health Life Safety Conditions
  • Healthy Building Improvements
  • HVAC Controls & Upgrades
  • Integrated Intercom /Clock Systems
  • Lighting Upgrades and Controls
  • Low Voltage Cabling Systems Upgrades
  • Parking Lot Repairs
  • Plumbing Upgrades
  • Portable Buildings Upgrades or Replacement
  • Roof Systems Assessment
  • New Facility Construction
  • Structural Conditions Assessment

If you have any questions regarding the project, please contact Madeline Urquhart at murquhart@veregy.com. 

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