Work for this summer’s heating boiler replacement project at Bothell High School will begin in early July, once the team has received the equipment that will be installed. This Energy Services Company (ESCO) project will include replacing the heating pumps and other associated equipment involved with the hydronic heating system, which serves the gym, locker rooms, weight room and aerobics/gymnastics rooms in the Physical Education building. The boilers also provide heat to the music and orchestra rooms, as well as to the Northshore Performing Arts Center, commons, and kitchen. A rooftop heating furnace serving the Industrial Arts building is also being replaced by a new natural gas unit. These improvements are necessary as the equipment has reached its design life of 20 years, meaning it’s harder to maintain if critical parts fail and require replacement. Additionally, the new equipment will be more energy efficient and more dependable. The old equipment is expected to be removed soon, and installation will begin in mid-July. The project is scheduled for completion near the end of August.
Thank you to our generous Northshore voters who approved the 2018 bond, which makes these necessary building improvements possible.