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Eppley Building - energy conservation measures

Project phase: Planning/Design

Project background

  • The south wing of the Business College Complex (Eppley) was originally constructed in 1961.
  • Eppley's mechanical systems are at the end of their useful life an can no longer be operated or maintained efficiently.
  • These improvements will result in improved air distribution and occupant comfort and provide energy savings.
  • The Board approved a three-story addition to the west wing of the Eppley Center in April of 2017, and that construction is currently taking place.
  • Coordination of needed capital renewal infrastructure improvements with the construction of the addition provides an opportunity to complete this work and reduce future disruption to the Business College Complex.

Project scope

  • The project is anticipated to include:
    • replacement of air-handling equipment and duct work for the entire Eppley Center, including variable-frequency drive and new motors and fans for all variable air volume boxes at selected locations
    • update of the property's life safety features including fire alarm and fire suppression
    • asbestos abatement
    • replacement of ceilings
    • replacement of light fixtures with LED fixtures


  • Impacts will be coordinated with current construction on site to minimize additional disruptions.


  • Construction start: TBD
  • Construction completion: TBD


  • $4,100,000 - $4,500,000 (based on cost experience for similar projects and current pricing information)
  • The source of funds is expected to be general fund - capital renewal or debt financing with debt repayment from the general fund - capital renewal.




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