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LIVONIA PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Alan Deal, PE, LEED Performance Engineering Group, Inc. 32995 Industrial Road Livonia, Michigan 48150 734.266.5300 In preparation for the 2013 bond request to the City of Livonia citizens, Livonia Public School administrators made the decision to decline a proposed plan for the replacement of major mechanical system components throughout the district. Instead, the first step they took was to automate all viable buildings, including the HVAC systems and air quality. They determined their greatest needs for a positive impact on the comfort and safety of students and staff, included lighting, flooring, entrances, and windows.
Automation with Building Management Systems (BMS) would measure the actual mechanical system usage and determine the requirements at each location. BMS would also report any potential problems with existing equipment while allowing personnel to observe their large district remotely.
The district began monitoring, and, with the data gathered, knew with confidence what was and was not required for their schools and other buildings.
When they were ready, Livonia Public Schools was able to upgrade the aging building systems by using their existing maintenance/sinking fund. They did not need to request any new bonds from the Livonia voters!
They also realized significant energy rebates from both Consumers Power and DTE Energy.
Total BTU was reduced by 63%. Total HP was reduced by 64%, while the kW consumed was reduced by 90%.
Livonia Public Schools - Heating System Make-Overs 2018-2023
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