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Fuqua School

Improving infrastructure — and the student experience...

01 Project Overview

Located in Farmville, Virginia, Fuqua School is an independent, co-educational, non-sectarian day school, which enrolls approximately 3300 students in pre-school through twelfth grade. The students reside in rural Southside Virginia in 11 surrounding counties.  

project location

project savings

$ k

project duration

2 MONTHS

square footage

108,220

status

PHASE ONE

PROBLEM

A majority of Fuqua’s buildings were built in the 60s and 70s, with the most recent upgrade being in the early 90s. As a result of the deferred maintenance, all major systems and equipment were nearing or had already reached their end of life. 

SOLUTION

The school’s deferred maintenance issues were the result of a lack of funds, but partnering with Southland Energy led to the development of $1.82 million in paid-from-savings solutions with a focus on the lower school classrooms, upper school gym, and Gee Price, the school’s auditorium. The funds provided via VirginiaSAVES, rebates, and grants, also allowed Fuqua to expand the scope and include full replacement of failing roofs on two buildings. 

The design-build energy savings performance contract (ESPC) measures included the addition of variable refrigerant flow (VRF) in two buildings to provide a ductless and efficient heating and cooling system. The VRF was installed without impacting the buildings’ learning space, and contributed to the schools’ overall savings by zoning aggressively and not providing heating or cooling to unoccupied spaces. Southland Energy also installed campus-wide controls systems, upgraded the direct digital controls, and integrated the controls into one building automation system. Additionally, Fuqua’s geothermal system within the lower school was retro-commissioned as it was not functioning properly, creating uncomfortable environments, and increasing operational costs.  

SERVICES PREFORMED:

The Bottom Line

25
tons/year

Greenhouse Gas
Reduction

25
tons/year

Greenhouse Gas
Reduction

25
tons/year

Greenhouse Gas
Reduction

25
tons/year

Greenhouse Gas
Reduction

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“Fuqua School chose Southland because of their willingness to partner with and advise us on all phases of our project. Their deep knowledge of how engineering and technology can be leveraged to both reduce energy and maintenance costs and support the environment without compromising functionality and quality of space.”

John Melton
Head of School,
Fuqua School

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