Provincial funding confirmed Monday clears the way routine capital upgrades at four district schools
A total of $1.1 million is directed at improvements to help provide health, safe and modern learning environments.
Projects proceeding in the coming months include the following.
- NorKam secondary: Replacing all interior wiring, receptacles and electrical panels. Cost: $233,700. Upgrade and replace aging electrical panels and wiring with high-efficiency panels and receptacles.
- Summit elementary: Boiler system upgrade. Cost: $225,000. Replace aging boiler system and install direct digital control system that will increase efficiency by 20 to 30 per cent. This will benefit students through increased comfort as well as reduce operating costs of the school.
- Valleyview secondary: Lighting retrofit and entire school to LED. Cost: $304,800. Total energy savings are estimated at 60,000 kWh/year, resulting in annual operating savings of $6,000 and annual maintenance savings of $2,000 to $4,000, plus an additional rate saving of $6,400 in the first three years after implementation.
- Brocklehurst middle school: Lighting retrofit of entire school to LED. Cost: $355,600. Total energy savings are estimated at 75,000 kWh/year, resulting in annual operating savings of $7,000 and annual maintenance savings of $3,000 to $5,000, plus an additional rate saving of $8,000 in the first three years after implementation.
Work is expected to be completed by spring 2016.
The projects were approved under the province's routine capital program. Projects were chosen based on need, priority and supporting student learning.
November 10, 2015 09:50am
Meanwhile the former Y space in North Hills mall remains vacant.
The serial incompetence is truly staggering...