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In the winter of 2006, Springbrook completed construction of our current facilities and moved from Jacobs High School into our existing building. The building required very little maintenance for the first 10 years, but each year for the last 6 years we have seen increasing expenses in preventive maintenance and repairs.

Our heating & air conditioning system (HVAC) has been a significant area of investment for us the last several years. We have 9 separate units on the rooftop of our building, each ranging in price from $25K – $35K and each with an estimated life span of 10 years. Although our HVAC units are well beyond their expected life, our outstanding preventive maintenance efforts are giving us an expected additional 5 years! The good news is that the HVAC units are in great shape.

The modules and flow controllers inside the building are separate from the HVAC units. The controllers were old technology when installed and they are now obsolete. It is difficult, or we are unable, to find parts to maintain and repair systems that have been wasting gas and electricity and causing significant heating and cooling problems in the building.

The elder board unanimously recommends a total replacement of all internal systems, at a cost of $70K. This project will bring all the systems up to the current technology, allow compatibility for future new roof top units, and give us better control and efficiencies of the temperatures in the building.

We are hosting a special mid-year financial update meeting in the Front Theater at Springbrook, Sunday, July 17th at 12:30. In addition to financial updates, members in attendance will have an opportunity to ask questions and affirm the decision to move forward with the project. If you are unable to be with us, you can use the Affirmation Button now to affirm or not affirm the proposal.

If you would like to give now to help offset the cost of the HVAC Controller System Project, contributions can be made by clicking this Donate Now button. For more information, check out this HVAC FAQ document. If  you have any questions, please feel free to contact any member of the elder board at www.springbrook.org/elders