State Fair Community College

Energy Savings Project

Nov. 10, 2011 - The SFCC Board of Trustees in August approved a $6.4 million energy savings performance contract with Trane to complete energy-efficient upgrades to buildings on the Sedalia campus.

Financing for the project was finalized in October, and energy savings and deferred maintenance costs will pay for the project over 15 years. For more details, see the full press release.  

Trane conducted a formal energy audit and a campuswide building assessment to help the college determine the energy conservation measures that best meet our needs for improved energy and operational efficiency.
 

Major work includes:

  • Lighting and water upgrades in all buildings;
  • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC) controls installations and upgrades in Yeater, Fielding/CTC, Hopkins, Stauffacher, Daum Museum, Davis Center, Potter-Ewing, and Melita Day;
  • HVAC replacements and upgrades in Fielding/CTC,  Hopkins, Stauffacher, Potter-Ewing, and Automotive;
  • Roof replacements on Yeater and Fielding/CTC; and
  • Boiler replacements in Fielding/CTC, Hopkins and Stauffacher

Work will begin the week of Nov. 14 and should be complete by November 2012. Please check this page as we chart project progress.

For questions about this project, contact Dana Kelchner, SFCC Director of Marketing and Communications, at dkelchner@sfccmo.edu or (660) 596-7250. 

Nov. 9, 2012
The roofing vendor has been back to fix and improve drainage issues. 

Commissioning work in Yeater is almost complete.
 
Trane provided Maintenance with a list of mechanical issues by building that need attention and included their recommendations for repair and/or resolution.
 
Maintenance staff will receive additional training on the controls systems.
 

At this point, remaining punch list items are still being addressed, and the project is winding down. In the next few weeks, the project will transition from the construction phase to the warranty phase.


Oct. 30, 2012
The roofing vendor is scheduled to return today to resolve punch list items.

Commissioning of the controls systems is essentially complete in all buildings except Yeater and Heckart. The work in those buildings is just getting started and should be finished this week.
 
Maintenance has received final training. Trane continues to trouble shoot issues and will ultimately turn oversight of the controls systems over to Maintenance after the project is complete.
 
After all punch list items are complete and trouble shooting is finished, the project should be complete.
 

Oct. 23, 2012
Several roof leaks were reported after the recent heavy rains, mostly in Fielding and SFCTC. The roofers will be returning to resolve the issues.
 
Commissioning of the controls systems is still happening. Significant work is taking place in the Daum Museum.
 
Maintenance is scheduled to receive additional controls training Thursday.
 
The complete project is still on target to be complete by the end of October; several punch list items need to be resolved which could extend the end date.


Oct. 16, 2012
Commissioning of the controls systems is still happening. There are still some issues in Yeater/Heckart as existing newer controls are being integrated with the new system. Work continues to resolve “communication” issues between the systems and to better regulate temperatures. The outside temperature variances have somewhat complicated the process. Our maintenance staff continues to receive training on the operation of the new controls system.

The roofing vendor has been on-site to resolve “punch-list” issues.


Oct. 4, 2012
In  Yeater and Heckart, the programming from the Andover system (the old system) to the Trane system (new system) came over inverted on some of the boxes, meaning that the box that supplies the air thinks it should heat when it really the box should cool. There are fewer than 10 boxes with this problem. Trane had three people working on it most of Wednesday and work continues today to correct the problem.


Oct. 3, 2012
Trane employees continue to analyze information from temperature data points in every room and use the information to connect the controls systems in order to regulate temperatures. Until that task is accomplished, room temperatures are going to fluctuate. Trane is also troubleshooting as problems are identified, which takes additional time.

Trane’s experience suggests that for optimal energy savings, the "set points" or temperature range for most buildings need to be between 72 and 74 degrees, which is the goal we want to achieve. This means that heating will occur if temps go below 72 degrees and cooling will occur if temps go above 74 degrees. Maintaining temperatures in this range will allow the college to be more energy efficient and good stewards of our resources.

If you are experiencing wild fluctuations in temperatures or the working and/or learning environment is compromised, please continue to report those issues to Steve Kucynda so that he can keep Trane updated.


Sept. 11, 2012

The roofing contractor will be on campus later this week to complete punch-list items. The lighting project is complete and extra stock will be transferred to Maintenance. Trane continues to finalize connecting the controls system and troubleshooting issues as they arise. Commissioning and balancing work also is continuing and should be done in another week.


Sept. 4, 2012
Trane continues to work on the controls. Steve Kucynda and the maintenance staff will be trained on the controls in the next 12 to 14 days. Boilers were all tested and passed the state inspection. 

The roofing contractor will be back to complete a few remaining tasks. Some general cleanup needs to be done. Trane is still trying to determine the best resolution to some HVAC issues (e.g. Hopkins basement unit).


Aug. 21, 2012
Commissioning and balancing started Aug. 14 and will continue for the next three weeks.

Aug. 14, 2012
Trane is scheduling a punch list review with the roofing contractor. 

Set points for the heating and cooling system have been established at 72 degrees for heating and 74 degrees for cooling.

Commissioning and balancing of the controls system has started in all buildings in order to regulate temperatures into the set point range.


June 19, 2012
Roofing work is substantially complete. The contractor is working through final issues.

Controls are currently being installed for boilers and new valves.

The roof-top units for Stauffacher will be installed Thursday and Friday.


June 12, 2012

There will be people affiliated with Trane in Hopkins the week of June 18 to check current air flow and adjust dampers to equalize air distribution on the new system. They will start in the lower level and then move upstairs.
 
The roof-top units for Stauffacher still need to be installed. The new unit for Daum is on hold due to a cost review.
 
On June 22, representatives from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources will be on campus to see the improvements. Partial financing or the project was provided by the department.
 
Cleanup and renovation of the Thompson Conference Center is underway.
 
Two informational sessions on the project will be scheduled on Aug. 15 during convocation. Watch the convocation schedule for details.


June 5, 2012
All systems are online, Trane is still working on connecting controls, troubleshooting and making adjustments. Trane will spend the next three weeks getting all systems online and finish installing boilers.

The Stauffacher units still need to be set. The roof-top unit on the Daum Museum also will be replaced in order to have best connectivity to the new controls system.


May 29, 2012
The roofing work is nearly complete; there is one unit left to curb in. 

Maintenance now has viewing access to the control system and staff is learning it.
 
The remaining two units for Stauffacher will be installed this week, and work continues on units for Fielding/CTC and Hopkins. The schedule is going according to plan and cutover to the new systems should happen by the end of the week.


May 22, 2012

The work schedule is progressing as planned. Temporary coolers are in place and working without problems.
 
Fielding – The roof-top units are off and Trane is adding steel beams for additional support for the new units.
 
Hopkins – The chillers arrive Wednesday and will be installed.
 
Maintenance staff will be testing this summer the use of three iPads for on-the-spot system troubleshooting. SFCC is the first Trane site to test this added functionality.  

 


May 15, 2012

Starting May 21 through June 3 major work will take place in Fielding, Yeater and Hopkins.

Fielding – A very large crane will be brought in to remove and replace the roof-top air conditioning units. Trane reps will canvas the building and move people in and out as necessary when the crane is in use. Please be mindful when walking around the building and stay clear. The building will be without comprehensive air conditioning during the work period. Trane is aware who will be in the building and where and will bring in portable air conditioning units this Friday to ensure areas are as cool and comfortable as possible.
 
Yeater – Trane will also be taking Yeater’s air conditioning offline in various areas through June 3. Again, portable units will be brought in this Friday. Because Yeater’s system is connected to Heckart, Trane will do the same for that building.
 
Hopkins – Trane will be replacing the chillers. Because the building will be at 100% occupancy, an enclosed trailer with an air conditioning unit and its own generator will be placed next to the east side of the building. Air will be out for a short period (hour or two) on Monday while the temporary unit is connected to the duct system. (Heads up ETS - It will likely be noisy on that end of the building while the temporary unit is in place.)
 
Stauffacher – The two remaining roof-top units (over Goddard and the kitchen) will be placed using a smaller truck crane. Trane may need to evacuate the building for short periods while the crane is in use. Little or no other impact is expected.

May 8, 2012
Roofing work is nearly complete.

Trane will start unhooking and removing boilers May 10 in the following buildings in this order and should finish by May 21. There should be little or no impact on occupants; we’ll just see more workers than usual.
1. Stauffacher
2. CTC
3. Fielding
4. Hopkins
Starting May 21 they will install new boilers in building in the same order and should finish around June 8. Again, little or no occupant impact.
 
Major work on Fielding, Yeater and Hopkins begins on May 21 as follows:
 
Fielding – A large crane will be brought in to remove and replace roof-top units for AC. They may need to temporarily move people out while the crane is in use, and the building will be without AC for most of the week. Plans for temporary cooling are being worked out.  
 
Yeater – Trane will also be working in Yeater and taking AC offline for a day or two in various areas. Plans for temporary cooling are being worked out as needed in Yeater and Heckart as its AC is connected to Yeater's.
 
Hopkins – Trane will be replacing the chillers. Because this building will be at 100% occupancy, they plan to park a 48’ enclosed trailer with an AC unit and its own generator next to the east side of the building for temporary cooling
 
Stauffacher – The two remaining roof-top units (over Goddard and the kitchen) will be placed. Little or no impact expected.
 

Trane is well aware that summer classes begin June 4 and every attempt will be made for the work to be complete on time. Rain jeopardizes the schedule, so hope for good weather!


April 24, 2012
Work continues as planned.

Quite a bit of work will take place May 18 through June 3 including installation of the two remaining roof-top units for Stauffacher, replacing a roof-top unit and boiler in Fielding, and replacing the boiler in Hopkins.
 
Informational meetings will be scheduled in August during fall convocation.

April 17, 2012

Work continues as planned.

We will begin working with Trane to schedule informational meetings to discuss the progress of the energy savings project, to provide information about new features being put in place, and to answer questions.
 

April 10, 2012
Fielding and Career and Technology roof work is nearly complete.

Control wiring has been completed in Stauffacher and Daum and continues in other buildings.
 
Additional roof-top units will be installed on Stauffacher April 13 and 14, weather permitting.
 
The staging area fencing has been removed.
 
Chillers and boilers will be replaced in Hopkins and Fielding May 18 through June 4. See April 3 report for details.

Fielding and Career and Technology roof work has been somewhat delayed to the rainy weather. 

The lighting vendor will return to make adjustments to motion sensors around the Davis Center walking track.

Control wiring continues in Stauffacher, Daum and Fielding.
 
A consultant will be brought in to analyze the Hopkins air conditioning issues.
 
Additional roof-top units will be installed on Stauffacher April 6, 7 and 13, 14.
 
Chillers and boilers in Hopkins will be replaced May 18 through June 4 and air conditioning will be off. Portable air conditioners will be brought in to cool the building. Replacements will also take place in Fielding but will be short-term and should not impact air comfort levels significantly.
 

April 3, 2012
Fielding and Career and Technology roof work has been somewhat delayed to the rainy weather.
 
The lighting vendor will return to make adjustments to motion sensors around the Davis Center walking track.
 
Control wiring continues in Stauffacher, Daum and Fielding.
 
A consultant will be brought in to analyze the Hopkins air conditioning issues.
 
Additional roof-top units will be installed on Stauffacher April 6, 7 and 13, 14.
 
Chillers and boilers in Hopkins will be replaced May 18 through June 4 and air conditioning will be off. Portable air conditioners will be brought in to cool the building. Replacements will also take place in Fielding but will be short-term and should not impact air comfort levels significantly.

March 27, 2012
Fielding and Career and Technology roof work is 75 percent completed.
 
Issues with lighting in the Kempton Room and a classroom in the Davis Center are being addressed this week.
 
Control wiring continues in Stauffacher and temperature controls are being monitored in Hopkins.
 
Upcoming schedule—workers will be on campus April 6 and 7. New coil and duct/diffusers will be installed on the Auto Tech building. Construction supervisor will work with instructor Matt Robertson in scheduling the installation.
 

March 20, 2012
Roofing work on Fielding continues but is being hampered by the wet weather.
 
The lighting vendor is onsite this week fixing service ticket items
 
Wiring in the Davis Center and Stauffacher continues.
 
The crane work planned for Fielding this week has been postponed to a later date; however, weather permitting, a crane will be used March 22 to lift equipment on the Stauffacher roof.
 

March 13, 2012
 
A technician will be on campus March 14 to troubleshoot Hopkins cooling and heating systems.
 
This week wiring of the Davis Center and Stauffacher continues.
 
On March 19 the long metal boxes on the roof of Fielding will be removed with a crane so the roofers can work. During that procedure, a crane will used, and this will require people working in Fielding to leave their work area for a short time (approximately 10 minutes). A few days later, this process will need to be repeated to return the metal boxes to the roof. The building manager will be given specific day and time information when the crane will be used.
 
Around March 21, the air conditioning in Stauffacher will not be functional for the entire day. This is to install new air conditioning units. Depending on the weather, spot coolers may be used in areas where people are working. 
 
Work on Hopkins, Fielding and CTC rooftop units and boilers will take place between May 18 and June 4.
 

March 7, 2012
Fielding roof work continues.
 
The lighting vendor is off site now. Due to some scheduling conflicts, the informational meetings on motion sensors will be scheduled for a day in April.
 
During spring break (March 19-23), a crane will be brought on site to lift the roof top unit on top of Stauffacher and used for some roof work on Fielding. The buildings will need to be empty at the time the crane is being used. Building managers will be given specific day and time information when the crane will be on site and used.
 
Work on Hopkins, Fielding and CTC rooftop units and boilers will take place between May 18 and June 4.
 

Feb. 21, 2012
Fielding roof work continues.
 
The lighting vendor will be finishing work this week and will be doing a walkaround Feb. 22 to make adjustments to several known issues to motion sensors. Others should report issues to Steve Kucynda as soon as possible so all adjustments can be made before the vendor leaves campus.
 
The five roof-top units on Potter-Ewing have been installed and are in the process of being started.
 

Feb. 14, 2012
Fielding roof work continues.
 
Informational meetings will be scheduled in early March to allow people the opportunity to ask questions about the motion sensors.
 

Feb. 7, 2012
Fielding roofing work continues.
 
All lighting upgrades and subsequent follow-up should be complete by Feb. 18. We will schedule a few educational meetings for people who have questions about the new lights and motion sensors. Frequently asked questions from those meetings will be posted on this page.
 
The five roof-top units for Potter-Ewing are scheduled to be installed on Feb. 20. The units for Auto Tech are scheduled to be installed the week of Feb. 20. Units for Fielding are scheduled to be installed over spring break.
 

Jan. 31, 2012
Fielding roof work has begun and should be complete around the first week of March.
 
Lighting updates in Auto Tech, Melita Day and Potter-Ewing will be done this week. Upgrades will take place in the Daum Museum and Physical Plant early next week. The contractors will work during the days next Wednesday and Thursday to make sensor adjustments where needed.
 
About those light motion sensors…
There have been some questions about how the light sensors work and whether or not to turn off switches when leaving a room. The best advice is “to continue doing what you normally do.” If it’s your habit to turn off lights when you leave a room, continue to do so. The sensors will reset in 20 minutes. This means if the switch is manually turned off, someone entering a room before the sensor resets will have to manually turn the switch back on. That’s okay. If you leave lights on, they will turn off automatically after 20 minutes of inactivity.
 

Jan. 23, 2012
Yeater roof work is done. Materials are being loaded on the Fielding roof and work should begin around Feb. 1 and take two months (weather permitting).
 
Lighting upgrades are continuing in Heckart, Auto Tech, Melita Day, Potter-Ewing, Daum Museum, and Physical Plant; work is still happening overnight so as to not interfere with the teaching and working environment. As a special note of interest, the light brightness level in the Davis Center increased from 58 lumens to 128 lumens (120 lumens are required to host an NCAA tournament). Lights also are now on multiple switches, which will allow for more flexibility in lighting different areas of the building based on use.
 
A few employees have reported that office lights are turning off even though rooms are occupied, or that there are some rooms that need to have lights on all of the time (ex. waiting areas). If you are experiencing this, please e-mail Steve Kucynda at skucynda@sfccmo.edu to report it. Adjustments can be made to the motion sensors as needed.
 
Five HVAC/boiler units for Potter-Ewing are scheduled to arrive next week and installation should take place the week of Feb. 6. Work will happen during the day and there should be no disruption to activity in the building. Trane will clearly enclose an area for the crane needed to place the units on the roof.
 

Jan. 17, 2012
Yeater roof work continues and should be done by Friday. Materials will be loaded on the Fielding roof next week and work should start the week of Jan. 30 and take about two months. Inside, you can expect muffled noises, and at times there may be a heightened level of noise. If noise becomes an issue in a classroom or work environment, please speak with your building manager.
 
Control work continues in Fielding and should be done by Jan. 27; this work will resume in February after more materials arrive.
 
HVAC replacements and upgrades and boiler replacements are planned for the Potter-Ewing and Automotive buildings in early February. HVAC replacements and upgrades and boiler replacements in Hopkins, Stauffacher and Fielding/CTC are planned for over spring break, March 19-23.
 

Jan. 10, 2012
Weather permitting, work should be complete on the Yeater roof by the end of next week. When it’s finished, work on the Fielding roof will start.
 
Lighting work in Stauffacher will be done Jan. 12, except for the Bookstore, which will be completed next week.
 
Next up, lighting work:
Yeater – Jan. 16 for four days
Melita Day – Jan. 16 for two days
Potter-Ewing – Jan. 17 for two days
Daum Museum – Jan. 19 for about two days
Physical Plant – Jan. 24 for one day
Heckart – Jan. 25 for about three days
 
Work will take place overnight, generally Monday through Thursday from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m.
 

Jan. 3, 2012
Yeater roof work continues
All water work is complete
Lighting work is mostly complete in Hopkins, Fielding, CTC, Davis Center (except gym)
Next up:
Residence Hall and Lamm House - Jan. 5 for one day (lights)
Stauffacher - Jan. 9 for about four days (lights)

Dec. 20, 2011
Summary of work in progress: 
Water and lighting work in Fielding, CTC and Hopkins should be complete by Dec. 23
Roof work at Yeater continues
Temperature and control system--is online; facilities staff now have access to use for monitoring and controlling temperatures in areas where installation is complete
Work will continue during the break
Next up:
Davis Center -  Jan. 2, lighting, plumbing work to begin
Fielding - Jan. 9, heating work to begin


Dec. 13, 2011
Water and lighting upgrades will take place as follows:
Fielding - Dec. 12-20 (water and lights)
Stauffacher - Dec. 15 (water)
Davis MPC - Dec. 21-Jan. 5 (lights)
Hopkins - Dec. 19-22 (water and lights) *Heat will be off in Hopkins on Dec. 19; wear layers.
SFCTC - Dec. 20 (water)
Melita Day - Dec. 21 (water)
Potter-Ewing - Dec. 21 (water)
Lamm House - Dec. 22 (water)
Residence  Halls (east and north) - Dec. 22 (water)
Lighting will be noticeably brighter, and classrooms, offices and restrooms are receiving motion sensor lights. Most work is happening overnight; however, beginning Dec. 19 through the break, work will take place during the day from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Dec. 12, 2011
Beginning tonight, the lighting contractor will be working in Fielding making lighting improvements. Work will take place from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. through Dec. 20.
Beginning Dec. 12, lighting upgrades will take place in the Davis Center, Fielding Technical Center and Stauffacher Center. Work will take place in the evenings starting at 9 p.m. and should be completed in those buildings on or around Jan. 3, 2012.

Nov. 22, 2011
On Nov. 22, several flat-bed trailers will park on the west end of the south Yeater parking lot and a crane will be used to off-load roofing materials onto the Yeater roof; about 10-12 parking spaces will be unavailable for the day.
Crews will no longer replace the two roofs at the same time. They will start with Yeater and then move to Fielding/CTC; the work will still be done in the same amount of time.

Nov. 18, 2011
Roofers will be on site Nov. 21 to begin replacing Yeater and Fielding/CTC roofs. They will work from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday for about 10 weeks. 
Around Nov. 30 the water and lighting contractor will be on site doing prep work during the day and evening hours.
 
Around Dec. 6, construction storage containers will be placed on the parking lot near the Lamm House and tractor trailers will begin unloading materials over a two-week period.
 
Construction on various buildings should start around Dec. 12; more details to come.
 
Like all construction projects, timelines can change depending on many variables, including weather and availability of materials. These variables can cause parts of the project to start earlier or later. We will strive to inform the campus as best we can about the work that’s happening, but timelines may change. We appreciate your patience and understanding as these energy-efficient upgrades take place.

Nov. 14, 2011
Beginning this week, there will be two roofing contractor teams simultaneously replacing the Yeater and Fielding/CTC roofs. The work is expected to take two months but will depend on weather conditions. The workers will only remove materials that can be replaced in a day’s work ensuring that we always have secure roofs. Be on the lookout for extra people around those buildings and inside expect muffled noises. Trane is accustomed to working on educational campuses, and they are particularly sensitive to teaching and working environments. There should be very little disruption on this part of the project. Expect to also see dumpsters near the buildings that will be fenced.
Lighting and water contractors will be on campus next week doing prep work for those upgrades.
Additionally, small storage units will be placed on several parking spaces west of the Lamm House. The units will be secured and fenced.

 

 

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