Matanuska-Susitna Borough

Districtwide HVAC Upgrades (11 Schools)


This project will design and construct ventilation systems with associated ductwork, dampers, and controls that coordinate with existing equipment at the following schools: Butte Elementary Cottonwood Creek Elementary Finger Lake Elementary Goose Bay Elementary Palmer Jr. Middle Pioneer Peak Elementary School District Warehouse Snowshoe Elementary Tanaina Elementary Wasilla Middle Willow Elementary

Project Benefits

Determine how to increase comfort and indoor air quality within all included sites by implementing upgrades and modifications to the existing HVAC systems. Provide corrective design to increase efficiencies and offer approaches to improving existing systems including augmenting existing systems. Convert building control systems from pneumatics to direct digital control.

Project Status

HVAC upgrades have been completed at a dozen schools. The Borough recently opened bids to install five heat exchangers at Colony Middle School. Approval to engage in contract will be presented at the June 19th Assembly meeting. Construction is anticipated to be complete fall of 2018.


Robert Scott, MSB Project Manager (907) 861-7708

Project Cost

The total project budget is $7,100,000. The State of Alaska will fund this project at a 70/30 split with the Borough.