Matanuska-Susitna Borough

Districtwide Energy Upgrades (18 schools)


This project is expected to replace light fixtures, windows, door insulation, variable frequency motor drive controls, and modified computerized control systems as needed at the following schools:

Big Lake Elementary
Burchell High
Cottonwood Creek Elementary
Finger Lake Elementary
Goose Bay Elementary
Houston Middle
Knik Elementary
Larson Elementary
Palmer Jr. Middle
Pioneer Peak Elementary
Shaw Elementary
Sherrod Elementary
Snowshoe Elementary
Swanson Elementary
Talkeetna Elementary
Wasilla High
Wasilla Middle
Willow Elementary

Project Benefits

This project is to perform design of various energy upgrades at 18 different Borough schools. Upgrades may include window replacement, lighting system replacement as well as insulation or roof upgrades. Initial site assessments will include thermographic analyses at all 18 schools.

Project Status

This project upgraded lighting systems and new windows at multiple schools. Remaining work includes replacement of nearly all windows at Snowshoe, Pioneer Peak and Cottonwood Elementary Schools. A contract has been awarded and preliminary work has begun. Construction will be completed over summer of 2018.


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

Project Docs

Project Fact Sheet (pdf 187.83 KB)   |  405 hits

Project Cost

The total project budget is $3,162,000. The State of Alaska will fund this project at a 70/30 split with the Borough.