Infrastructure Improvements Improve Learning Environment and Promote Sustainability, Safety, and Energy Efficiency
Town of Woodbridge Celebrates Completion of Renovation Project at Beecher Road School
Woodbridge, Conn. – Energy Systems Group (ESG), a leading energy services provider, joined Woodbridge Superintendent Dr. Guy Stella, First Selectman Ellen Scalettar, State Senator Joe Crisco, State Representative Themis Klarides, the Town of Woodbridge Board of Education and Building Committee, and representatives from engineering consultants, AKF Group, at a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate completion of a comprehensive renovation project at Beecher Road School.
The $13.4 million project was approved by referendum in February 2014, and work on the project began the following summer. Most work was completed during two summers and in the evenings to avoid disruption to the learning environment.
"This project is the culmination of years of work by our Town volunteer Building Committee working with Town officials and Beecher Road School staff and the Board of Education," said First Selectman Ellen Scalettar. "The Town is indebted to them for making the school environment healthier, more comfortable, and more conducive to learning."
"The completion of this project has been a long-time dream of mine," said Woodbridge Superintendent Dr. Guy Stella. "I am so grateful to the Town and the taxpayers for investing in the necessary upgrades to our school."
Beecher Road School New North Entrance Canopy
Energy Systems Group managed the building upgrades which included energy conservation measures, mechanical and controls upgrades, building envelope improvements, security enhancements, and more. The project is expected to save the Town $283,937 in energy and operational savings annually.
Major work completed through the project includes a new roof on the A, B and C Wings, installation of 970 solar panels on the school's roof, new window walls in the A and B wings, as well as completion of the new heating and air conditioning system, which is providing central air to the whole school.
"We commend Beecher Road School and the Town of Woodbridge for their leadership and commitment to implementing innovative infrastructure solutions that have transformed Beecher Road School into a technically advanced state-of-the-art school facility," said Doug Tischbein, Energy Systems Group business development director. "We've been fortunate during this process to find great partners like AKF Group to help bring innovative projects like this to fruition."
Energy Systems Group (ESG), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Vectren Corporation (NYSE: VVC), is a leading energy services provider that specializes in energy efficiency, sustainability, and infrastructure improvement solutions in the government, education, healthcare, commercial, and industrial sectors. ESG also offers a full range of sustainable infrastructure solutions including waste-to-energy, distributed generation, and renewable energy. To learn more about ESG, visit www.energysystemsgroup.com.
Beecher Road School New South Entrance Canopy