NEW YORK — ABM announced that its ABM Building Solutions business was selected by Perrysburg Exempted Village School District in Perrysburg, Ohio, to implement district-wide, comprehensive infrastructure improvements through ABM’s Bundled Energy Solutions program. The project was completed and is expected to provide Perrysburg with minimum expected savings of $4.9 million in energy and operating costs over a 15-year period.

ABM’s Bundled Energy Solutions Program is designed as a financial solution to meet clients’ technical facility needs and sustainability goals. For ABM, the goal is to drive costs out of a client’s operating budget, allowing savings to be reallocated to fund mission critical facility needs.

In need of critical infrastructure improvements across the district’s schools, Perrysburg turned to ABM to assist with the utilization of Ohio HB264, the state’s energy conservation program. Ohio HB264 allows school districts’ to make energy efficiency improvements to their facilities and use the cost savings to pay for those improvements.

“The driving force behind this project was creating a strategy to meet key facility needs without increasing taxpayer burden,” said Aura Norris, SPHR, executive director of human resources and operations for Perrysburg Schools. “ABM’s expertise with budget neutral solutions for other schools was a big factor in our decision making process, and we’re very pleased with their solution to relocate existing boilers in good working order, which has created additional savings.”

Under the contract, ABM provided facility improvements to the school district’s six schools, administration, maintenance, and transportation buildings. The upgrades included HVAC equipment and chiller retro-commissioning, control upgrades, building envelope improvements, lighting enhancements, occupancy sensors, and water conservation methods. In addition, existing boilers with low operating hours were moved from Frank Elementary and Perrysburg Junior High to Ft. Meigs Elementary and Toth Elementary.

“ABM is proud to have been selected by Perrysburg Exempted Village School District to assist in the utilization of Ohio HB264 to perform vital facility improvements,” said Scott Giacobbe, president of ABM Building & Energy Solutions. “The solutions developed are expected to provide a better learning environment for students and reduce the district’s operating costs without additional taxpayer burden.”

ABM’s capabilities include facilities engineering, HVAC, energy solutions, electrical, parking and security, and more, provided through stand-alone or integrated solutions. ABM provides its facility solutions to properties of all sizes, from schools and commercial buildings to hospitals, manufacturing plants, and airports. For more information, visit

Publication date: 3/9/2015

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