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Climatec Energy Services Teams with Countywide on Multiple Projects

Friday, August 19, 2016

​In the last few months, Countywide Mechanical has been awarded five equipment replacement projects at different school districts in Southern California. Bid and won by the Special Projects Group, the projects include multiple schools, buildings, and pieces of equipment.

The first project, for the Calipatria Unified School District, encompasses two schools (Calipatria High School and Bill Young Middle School), replacing 24 like-for-like package heat pumps over five buildings in Phase One. Completed in six days during spring break, multiple crane mobilizations and demobilizations were done over the first two days. Countywide's exemplary work led to a Phase Two, with the district requesting an additional five units to be completed over two days in June.

The second project, for the Valley Center-Pauma Unified School District, consists of Valley Center Primary School, Valley Center Elementary School, Valley Center Middle School, Valley Center High School, Pauma K-8, and the District Office. Awarded in April, it includes the replacement of 11 Split Systems, 144 rooftop package units, and 2 Exhaust Fans. Installation practices varied from the utilization of a helicopter (high school), fork lift and pro-lift (elementary), and traditional crane lifts. Thermaduct, a new product that improves the efficiency and overall aesthetics of external ductwork, was installed at the primary school. Countywide is one of the first companies in San Diego to use this new product. The material had to be ordered from the Midwest since it is not yet available in California. This project is will complete by the middle of August — in time for the new school year.

The third project, for Covina-Valley Unified School District, includes work at South Hill High School and La Palmas Middle School. A total of 19 four-ton split heat pumps are being replaced. Work started August 1 and will complete within three weeks.

A fourth and fifth projects were just awarded. Three high schools in the Escondido Union High School District are replacing 67 total units across the two contracts. At Orange Glen High School, two 15-ton rooftop units are being replaced on August 19. The remaining 65 units will be replaced while school is in session.