Higher education faces the challenge of tighter budgets and the need to provide students quality learning environments. High performance buildings allow students to excel and develop the skills needed to compete in today’s marketplace. But budgets are stretched thinner than ever and escalating energy costs are a further impact. Deferred maintenance avoids immediate capital expenditures, but eventually results in building systems becoming inoperable and extremely inefficient.
CTS Group is dedicated to assisting higher education meet the challenges of campus sustainability and financial responsibility with projects designed to reap rewards far below the bottom line. Our proven turn-key solutions result in modernized facilities that operate efficiently while providing safe, healthy and more productive environments for occupants.
Higher Efficiency for Reduced Costs and a Positive Impact on the Environment
CTS Group has the experience and expertise to deliver campus projects that not only enhance a building’s environment, but also reduce the impact the building has on the world environment.
On average, green buildings use one-third less energy than conventional buildings through innovative design, advanced heating, cooling, ventilation and lighting equipment, and integrated systems which keep operations running at peak efficiency. CTS Group utilizes best practice standards to optimize and modernize facilities with proven technologies that lower energy, operating and capital costs while also improving building environments and reducing the impact they have on the environment.
In turn, colleges demonstrate good fiscal and environmental stewardship to their communities by implementing projects utilizing these high standards. Such projects are often the catalyst for development of sustainability programs or enhance programs already in place.
The use of sustainable technologies on campus also provide the opportunity for hands-on curriculum in the emerging field of green technology.
We Not Only Help Higher Education, We Help the Local Economy
CTS Group uses local contractors and labor on our projects whenever possible. Studies have shown that for each of our jobs, there is an estimated $3 million of new spending in the local community as well as up to 26 new jobs created or maintained for every $1 million of work we implement.* So not only are we helping update your campus, but we’re also helping local families and businesses remain strong.
* This isn’t our fact. It’s from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, Department of Commerce, RIMS II Multipliers.
Custom Approach with Guaranteed Cost and Savings
All CTS Group projects are developed in partnership to meet your particular needs while maintaining the right focus of placing your interests first. Only after thorough investigation of facilities and energy usage do we begin to develop a solution addressing your specific campus circumstances.
Once the solution is designed, CTS Group provides a guaranteed project cost. The total cost is known upfront eliminating future change orders driving the cost upward. Additionally, we stand behind our projected energy savings with a guarantee. If the savings are not met we will write a check for the shortfall. Our highly trained and experienced engineers design projects to perform as they are intended. We have never missed an energy guarantee.