The total energy and operational cost avoidance is equal to or greater than $4,005,705, including an annual operational cost savings/avoidance of not less than $240,000 and energy savings not less than $13,072.

A 15-year, $3,180,522 contract has passed Camden County’s legal review process and been approved by a vote of the commission to begin necessary repairs to the justice center complex.

The contract brokered by the CTS Group of Clayton features a guaranteed energy savings clause that requires the facility upgrades pay for the cost of the project in the form of energy savings over the total course of the contract.

According to the document’s schedule of savings, the total energy and operational cost avoidance is equal to or greater than $4,005,705, including an annual operational cost savings/avoidance of not less than $240,000 and energy savings not less than $13,072. Some savings are estimated by not having to replace the cost of capital equipment purchases during the contract period.

The contract states CTS shall furnish a performance bond and payment bond covering the cost of the construction work with the county required to provide a 10-percent mobilization deposit as well as monthly payments with a 1.5-percent interest rate. The commission plans to build the project into several upcoming years’ budgets, according to First District Commissioner Bev Thomas.

“This is the contract prepared for CTS exactly as we discussed, I reviewed it, we’ve sent to Charlie [McElyea, Camden County Attorney] and he’s reviewed it,” Thomas said. “He gave us approval and sent it to us for us to sign it and then we can hopefully get going on these repairs.”

The installation schedule is broken down into six phases lasting from Sept. 18, 2017 until March of 2018. CTS also has the right to sub-contract portions of the project as they see fit. Several mechanical system upgrades to the heating and cooling units as well as infrastructure repairs and equipment upgrades are broken down into greater detail.

The main phase of the CTS plan is to replace the aging geothermal heat pumps in the justice center and law enforcement center. There are a total of 117 new ground source heat pumps, including 111 direct replacements, four new heat pumps and two heat pumps replacing split systems. They will also install two new energy recovery units to recover lost energy.

Technological upgrades to the existing control system with a new computer that has Windows 10 will provide new controllers and end devices for the new HVAC equipment, according to the document. Additionally, CTS has agreed to replace several large portions of the roof systems with new insulation and flashing along with masonry repairs to correct initial construction errors and the power washing and sealing of exterior walls.

The jail will also receive 16 new windows with detention-style glass, replacing 16 existing windows in several of the pod areas. CTS will also remove, reseal and replace two existing skylights.

The project schedule is broken down into the following time period estimates:

— Masonry: Sept. 18, 2017 to Jan. 31, 2018

— Roofing: Sept. 18, 2017 to Dec. 31, 2017

— HVAC: Sept. 18, 2017 to Feb. 28, 2018

— Electrical: Sept. 18, 2017 to Feb. 28, 2018

— Window Work: Sept. 18, 2017 to Dec. 31, 2017

— Final Completion: March 2018

The Camden County Justice Center, built in 1999, houses the sheriff’s office and detention center. It was found to have roof and structural issues in November 2015 when the commission met with Darin Eidson of the Garland Company, a commercial roofing business based in Cleveland, Ohio.

In 2015, Eidson and The Garland Company conducted initial core cut samples of the detention center roof and were able to detect several wet areas. After calling in a complete thermoscanner server, several other damaged areas were detected mostly near the initial core cut samples.

According to the 2015 infrared moisture summary report, the roof system appeared to have five areas containing moisture, approximately 5,569 total square footage of the roof. The largest section on top of the detention center, approximately 3,927 square feet, was found to have a 75 percent moisture level.