TCS board focuses on energy projects

The Tiffin City Schools Board of Education agreed to begin work on an energy savings project Tuesday morning during a special meeting.

The project is to consist of implementing energy saving lighting inside and outside, and other energy saving measures at all Tiffin school buildings, according to the agreement.

The board approved an Energy Service Project and Performance Agreement with Brewer-Garrett Co. for the House Bill 264 Energy Conservation Program project.

The project has been in the works since February after the board heard a presentation from David Smith, business development manager for Brewer-Garrett.

The project is to cost $643,064 to be paid back over 15 years from the general fund.

The board also approved a resolution for procurement of professional energy engineering services from Brewer-Garrett Co.

District Treasurer Sharon Perry said the resolution is preliminary in order to move forward to set up an agreement for a window project.

The project is an additional project to replace 11,040 square feet of windows at Columbian High School.

The project is to be done through a design build, which is, according to the Design-Build Institute of America website, a project method where a team works under a single contract with the owner to provide design and construction services.