This project consisted of a renovation of the 94,000 SF middle school and an addition of 43,000 SF. The addition included a gymnasium with spectator seating for 700, locker rooms, wrestling room, weights, commons, cafeteria and kitchen. The air handling systems were replaced by a geothermal heat pump system to utilize the earth’s heat energy to heat and cool the entire school. New energy recovery ventilation units provided the necessary fresh air for improved indoor air quality, while also recovering the energy from exhaust air to preheat/pre-cool the ventilation air. In addition to the heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) strategies, reduced water use plumbing fixtures replaced existing high water-use fixtures.
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