Fiscal Year 2017 → Question 6
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The annual cost of adding another IAQ team composed of one team leader, one environmental specialist, and eight mechanics is $810,056, including employee benefits. Listed below is a breakdown of the cost:
The goals of the Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) program are to:
In order to perform the goals, the team creates school-specific Building Maintenance Plans (BMP). The benefit of adding an additional IAQ team would be that BMPs could be completed for all schools by year 2021, instead of 2026 as originally projected with the current structure of only one BMP team.
Aside from the IAQ team, the current paradigm for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) repairs in the Division of Maintenance is primarily reactive, based on repair needs identified by school staff, with limited exceptions. These exceptions include:
When creating a BMP, the team completes major repairs that are needed in each school to all pieces of HVAC equipment (air handlers, unit ventilators, fans, pneumatic systems, etc.). The repairs needed at a typical school can be more extensive than originally anticipated at program inception, and it can take weeks to months to restore all HVAC equipment in the school.
"Initial" BMP creation visits are still needed at over 100 schools. After initial visits are completed, the team(s) would revisit schools regularly to maintain a preventive maintenance schedule and minimize emergency calls. Benefits of regular visits include the following: