By Matt de Simone
Last Tuesday at the Board of Supervisors meeting, the board approved the motion to replace the chiller at Greenfield Elementary School in Daleville.
The current chiller in use is 21 years old and has reached the end of its useful life cooling the building. Part of Botetourt County’s Capitol Reserves spend down plan (FY21), the board previously agreed that providing a new chiller at Greenfield would be a good use of those funds.
The Greenfield chiller replacement project will use the same procurement method as was previously used at Read Mountain Middle School last year. OMNIA Partners is the largest purchasing organization for public and private sector procurement and will again provide the necessary requirements.
In addition, the piece of equipment used for the Greenfield project is the same used at James River High School. Useful parts leftover from the Greenfield project will be made available to help prolong the life of the chiller system at James River High School to keep costs down if parts need replacing.
The new chiller at Greenfield is projected to function for the next 20-25 years.