McKeesport Area School District in western Pennsylvania is working with ABM, via an energy performance contracting program, to update HVAC systems and make other improvements by saving the district $7.8 million in energy and operating costs.
As costs for K-12 schools continue to grow and education funding continues to shrink, schools need ways to stretch their budget further. Built in 1961, the main facility of McKeesport Area High School was completed without air conditioning. To provide healthy ventilation at the high school and across the district, the community needed facility upgrades but it was necessary to make those upgrades without sourcing new capital. ABM’s funding solution enabled the improvement of HVAC systems for the district and also helped fund improvements to school lab spaces and athletic facilities, the company says.