Washington County Phase II Energy & Facility Improvement Project

June 6, 2023

Washington County Courthouse

 Washington County, Ohio Partners With Veregy On “Project Of The Century”

By Haley Csurgo

To reduce operating costs and enhance the working environment, Washington County partnered with Veregy to implement an Energy & Facility Improvement Project in the historic Courthouse, County Home, and Children’s Services Building. The nearly $14.2M project includes HVAC, building automation, LED lighting, water conservation, and building envelope, among other upgrades at all three buildings. Additionally, Veregy is completing a fit-out of the Courthouse Annex space which will be used as the County Prosecutor’s Office and create an additional source of revenue for the County. An estimated $7M is being pumped back into the local economy due to the project’s 98% local subcontractor participation. 

“This is really our project of the century. These, as I said, are upgrades that have been overlooked for decades, and, now, with Veregy’s help…we’re not just catching up, but we’re setting a new standard here in Washington County and for the neighboring counties.”

– Kevin Ritter, President, Washington

County Board of Commissioners

Benefits for Washington County:

  • Guaranteed energy savings of $251,500 over 5 years
  • Stimulation of local economy through 98% local subcontractor participation
  • Increased comfort within facilities for staff and community members
  • Generation of revenue through new shelled office space in the Courthouse Annex
  • Enhanced indoor air quality and building health
  • Increased reliability of mechanical and controls systems
  • Engagement and buy-in from key county stakeholders
  • Greater control and visibility, into building systems and energy consumption 

Scope of Work:

  • Install non-proprietary building automation system (BAS)
  • Replace various pieces of HVAC equipment at all three buildings including AHUs, water source heat pumps, cooling tower, boilers, variable frequency drives, etc.
  • Needlepoint bipolar ionization to improve indoor air quality
  • Retrofit existing fluorescent lighting and screw-ins with LED
  • Replace restroom water fixtures with more efficient systems
  • Weatherstrip various interior/exterior doors and windows
  • Replace end-of-life roof on County Home
  • Fit-out 4400 SF Courthouse Annex for use as Prosecutor’s Office
  • Integration of new BAS with FMX CMMS
  • User-friendly graphical interface for controls
  • EnergyTracer utility monitoring and analytics software
  • Gridcap automated electrical demand management software
  • Facility Conductor for remote monitoring and technical services

If you have any questions regarding the project, please contact Brian Gifford at bgifford@veregy.com. 

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