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Great Falls High School Could Get an Upgrade

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The Great Falls High School may be getting an energy saving upgrade pretty soon.

"Tonight before the board there is an ESCO contract it involves saving energy at Great Falls High and the energy cost saving the district will have the ability to look to see if they would take the proposal that the company brings to us," says Business Manager Brian Patrick.

The school board was able to narrow down their search to one company. Tonight they hear that company proposal

"Sent out proposals to all the ESCO that are registered with the department of environmental quality and interviewed 3 and selected Johnson Controls," says Patrick.

Similar to another energy saving study they did 2 years ago, Johnson Controls will study the quality of Great Falls High and how green it is and offering improvement ideas to the school.

"Yeah it's similar with what we did to McKinstry its a contract it's a contract where they come in and provide us with energy saving proposal ideas the energy cost savings are incorporated and then pay for any improvements in the building," says Patrick.

According to Business Manager Brian Patrick, any changes that may occur to help make the school greener and more cost effective would not interfere with student life.

"Yes any construction, major construction we won't disrupt the school day or the school year a lot of the major construction will take place in the summer time," says Patrick.

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