Maverick County Upgrades Facilities and Boosts Energy Savings at No Cost to Taxpayers
McKinstry to make critical, self-funding energy upgrades at no cost to county taxpayers
EAGLE PASS, Texas (Sept. 27, 2018) – Maverick County partnered with McKinstry, a national construction and energy services firm, to implement energy-saving upgrades across county buildings at zero cost to taxpayers. The $2.2 million energy performance contract guarantees energy and cost savings, which will be used to pay for the project.
Maverick County will upgrade facility lighting, thermostats and water management systems to correct inefficiencies. McKinstry will also replace critical HVAC units throughout the county, providing better comfort levels and significant cost savings. A total of 25 Maverick County buildings will be renovated, including the courthouse, airport, jail and public library.
The public is invited to attend a celebratory groundbreaking event held at the Maverick County Courthouse on Thursday, Oct. 4 at 10:30 a.m. CDT. County representatives will be on hand with comments and to answer public questions. No RSVP is necessary.
“These improvements will not only help stretch our energy dollars, they will provide a more comfortable environment for all Maverick County residents,” said David Saucedo, Maverick County Judge. “The fact that these improvements will come at zero cost to taxpayers makes us even more excited to partner with McKinstry to develop efficient and cost-effective solutions for our community.”
“Maverick County takes fiscal stewardship very seriously. Judge Saucedo, the county commissioners and other county leaders have been adamant about investing in facility upgrades and improvements to conserve both environmental resources and taxpayer money,” said McKinstry Project Director Jorge Moreno. “Our team is proud to partner with Maverick County to optimize the facilities that serve this community.”
Residents should experience only minimal disruption during construction, and the project is not expected to hinder any county services. Construction will take approximately six months to complete.
McKinstry is a national full-service, design-build-operate-and-maintain (DBOM) firm specializing in consulting, construction, energy and facility services. The firm’s innovative, integrated delivery methodology provides clients with a single point of accountability that drives waste and redundancy out of the design/build process. McKinstry advocates collaborative, sustainable solutions designed to ensure occupant comfort, improve systems efficiency, reduce facility operational costs, and optimize profitability “For The Life of Your Building.”