Cajon Valley Union School District believes that a focused vision, strong accountability, and collaboration with parents and the community are keys to success--and is committed to providing quality programs for all students. It was this commitment to quality that led the district to undergo renovations at five of its school locations to upgrade aging equipment and inefficient HVAC systems, and schedule improvements at another six schools in the district.
The HVAC systems and controls at Cajon Valley Union School
District had become outdated, inefficient and unreliable.
Upgrades were needed to create a healthier, more
comfortable learning environment for students and faculty,
improve energy efficiency and reduce costs. With budget
reductions and eleven schools targeted for renovation, it was
the responsibility of administrators to use their limited
resources prudently. A decision was made to complete the
HVAC renovation, but postpone control upgrades. A tight
time frame was set for the project, with construction to be
completed during summer break.
Pleased with the reliability of Trane equipment in the past,
Cajon Valley Union School District met with the Trane team
to discuss the project. Trane representatives listened to
district concerns, evaluated their needs and developed a
solution that would satisfy both the HVAC and control needs,
while staying within budget.
Cost-effective efficiency and comfort:
Packaged rooftop HVAC units were installed to provide
cost-effective reliability, energy efficiency and comfort. The
simplified installation of the units reduced initial costs and
ensured that deadlines were met.
Programmable, flexible control:
A Trane Tracer™ SC building automation system (BAS) with
web-based interface and programmable unit controllers was
installed at five school locations. The BAS allows Cajon Valley
Union School District to program and manage the facility
climate, controlling the rooftop HVAC units, as well as
lighting on exterior areas. Building operators have the
flexibility to perform tasks such as scheduling, alarm
management and troubleshooting from any PC with an
The BAS is supported by Trane Tracer ES™ software, allowing
the district to manage multiple locations as a single enterprise
from any PC on the network. The customized system enables
the school district to complete daily building operation tasks
and manage performance remotely.
Renovations of the HVAC and controls were completed at five
Cajon Valley Union School District locations, with
improvements scheduled at another six schools. The upgrades
help to improve indoor air quality, creating a healthier, more
comfortable learning environment for students and faculty.
With more reliable equipment and improved controls, the
school is enjoying reduced energy and operational costs,
while upholding its financial responsibilities to the school
district and area taxpayers who supported the project through
a bond issue.
Cajon Valley Union School District encompasses the greater part of the city of El Cajon, California, and a portion of the surrounding county.