Welcome to the Insular ABC's Initiative Phase 3

Phase 3.2

Year Two of Phase 3 (Phase 3.2) is the first full year of an anticipated four-year project. Accomplishing the overarching objectives for Phase 3 (reducing backlog of critical health and safety repair projects and increasing local school facility management capacity) requires:

    1) an embedded team of professionals in each host agency (e.g., the local school district or public works department – whichever is assigned the responsibility of maintaining schools),
    2) technical reach-back capability to multi-disciplinary design professionals, and
    3) a strong, centralized management team. Efforts are underway to complete embedded team hiring (see accompany team roster and currently vacant positions hyperlink) and build out the information technology to manage the program (see EAMS link to the right). One of the first “Training and Sustainability Program” work products (Grounds Maintenance Primer) has just been released. Other work products will be added as they are published.

Phase 3.1

Phase 3 efforts began with data updates and prioritization to create work plans for each territory that defined work sequencing. Year 1 of Phase 3 (Phase 3.1) also included strategies for implementing the energy audit and IEQ recommendations, production of an IEQ Handbook, and development and delivery of school facility planning workshops. An enterprise assessment management (EAM) system was stood up to manage work orders in the years 2-5 work period, as well as to assist facility maintenance and planning tasks. Program Managers (PMs) were hired in each territory to oversee the planned work and assist with facility management practices. Agreements were established with territory and host agency leadership to define objectives and roles, and guide the overall DMRP.

Working documents are provided below:

Phase 2

Phase 2 provided a first‐ever baseline inventory and condition assessment of the 115 insular K-12 public schools. As a result of this phase, $177 million in deferred maintenance costs were identified, which included energy conservation measures to reduce overall utility costs and increase energy security, and measures to improve indoor environmental quality (IEQ) conditions to boost student performance. The following website compiles assessment data to report deficiencies by building system, insular area, schools and buildings. The homepage provides system-level data summaries for all territories and schools.


If you would like to contribute and be a part of the effort to reduce the deferred maintenance backlog within the public school systems in the Insular Areas, please contact HHF Planners.

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