During the second and third phase of the project, ABM Building Solutions will install a district-wide, web-based HVAC control system, allowing for better control of building temperatures and time schedules. The control system will also assist the district in detecting equipment problems and notifying appropriate staff in a timely manner. Several lighting upgrades will also be made; most notably, the lighting in the gymnasiums will be upgraded to high-efficiency, low maintenance T5HO fixtures, lamps and ballasts. In addition, a three-year energy and operational assurance program will be implemented to ensure Southgate Community Schools are achieving optimal savings.Other highlights of the initiative include solutions for the district to eliminate the persistent water leakage at Gersich Middle School and Davidson Middle School as a ground water management system will be installed at Gersich, while Davidson’s windows will be re-glazed. "ABM's focus is on building value for our clients by reducing owning and operating costs while increasing the efficiency of their facilities," said President of ABM Building & Energy Solutions, Scott Giacobbe. "We developed a strategic plan to help the school district become more financially and operationally sustainable by minimizing life cycle costs and maximizing the life cycle of its assets. Additionally, Southgate Community Schools’ improved learning environment will aid in fostering student success." ABOUT ABM ABM (NYSE:ABM) is a leading provider of integrated facility solutions. Thousands of commercial, industrial, government and retail clients outsource their non-core functions to ABM for consistent quality service that meets their specialized facility needs. ABM’s comprehensive capabilities include expansive facility services, energy solutions, commercial cleaning, maintenance and repair, HVAC, electrical, landscaping, parking and security, provided through stand-alone or integrated solutions. With more than $4 billion in revenues and 100,000 employees deployed throughout the United States and various international locations, ABM delivers custom facility solutions to meet the unique client requirements of multiple industries –- ranging from healthcare, government and education to high-tech, aviation and manufacturing. ABM leverages its breadth of services, deep industry expertise and technology-enabled workforce to preserve and build value for clients’ physical assets. ABM Industries Incorporated, which operates through its subsidiaries, was founded in 1909. For more information, visit www.abm.com.