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  • CEDARBROOK MIDDLE SCHOOL REBUILD PROJECT

    Geothermal Heat Pump System Installation Notice

    July 29, 2016

    The Cedarbrook Middle School Rebuild Project is underway. Our demolition phase has reached 95% completion, and we are now preparing elements of the construction phase, including the installation of a geothermal heat pump system. A geothermal heat pump system is a cost effective and environmentally friendly way of heating and cooling buildings. You can obtain detailed information about commercial-grade geothermal heat pump systems, like the one being installed at Cedarbrook Middle School, at: energy.gov/energysaver/geothermal-heat-pumps.

    On August 1st Cedarbrook Middle School Rebuild Project contractors will begin drilling in the area where the site’s geothermal structure is to be located. Industrial machines will be utilized to drill over 200 loop wells that go 300 feet deep into the ground. The machines are equipped with a diesel engine that will run for roughly eight hours a day and an air compressor that will run for six hours a day. Each will produce a consistent level of audible sound with short bursts of noise sporadically occurring when air is released from the drill system.

    Geothermal installation activity is scheduled to occur Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:30 AM and 5:00 PM, with all drilling work to be completed by December 2016. I urge you to contact our Director of Facilities and Maintenance, Dr. Ray Bavi, at 267-252-3795 with any issues or concerns you have relative to the geothermal heat pump installation process. You may also contact Boro representative, James Carty at 610-212-9064 or Turner representative, Jeremy Klinger, at 267-844-3084 concerning immediate construction matters.

    We will be sure to send out follow up communications as necessary throughout the duration of our construction process. In the meantime, I invite you to stay up to date with the Cedarbrook Middle School Rebuild Project by attending our monthly School Board Facilities Committee Meetings that occur on the first Tuesday of every month in Room 119 of the School District’s Administration Building. You can also stay informed by going to the School District’s website www.cheltenham.org and clicking on the large panoramic photo of the new Cedarbrook Middle School. Thank you for your support as we work to improve our School District and strive to exceed the standard of excellence that you, our Cedarbrook Middle School neighbors, know so well. 

    Susan O’Grady

    Director of Communications and Development

    sogrady@cheltenham.org

    215-881-6325

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