FINDLAY CITY SCHOOLS
Location: Findlay, Ohio
Findlay City Schools has five elementary schools, three intermediate schools, two middle schools, one high school and one career center and recently completed a successful HB264 and HB153 energy project with Plug Smart.
The district had significant needs to replace many aspects of their facilities including roofs, asphalt work, HVAC, venting and control upgrades, repairs to a loading dock, new gymnasium flooring, bleachers, lockers, security cameras, door access protection, and windows and air conditioning for all the schools. This posed a complex process for maintaining cost control and managing various projects withmultiple vendors.
Using both HB264 and HB153 that allows for a design-build contractor to manage multiple aspects of a project, Plug Smart created a program that offered economies of scale, guaranteed pricing, central management, and cost control that enabled the district to meet all of its facility improvements under one single-financed project. Plug Smart accessed over
$370,000 in grants and rebates, and the entire project will show a net positive of over $2 million dollars over 25 years.