Schemmer provided design services to Omaha Public Schools for the Gilder Elementary School Renovation, Addition and Indoor Air Quality. The project includes adding six early childhood and six elementary classrooms. In addition, the school will benefit from site upgrades to the parent and bus drop-off/pick-up areas, ADA improvements, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, carpet, paint, security, safe area, central air conditioning to the entire
facility, fire sprinkler and intercom systems.
Water source heat pumps were installed to provide approximately 1,670 MBH heating and 130 ton cooling throughout the building. A closet at each classroom/zone was constructed to provide corridor access at standing level to maintain the heat pumps. The project included eight vertical (3 ton), closet mounted units, eight horizontal (3 ton) units, suspended above ceilings, 18 packaged heat pumps, two rooftop (10 ton) units for the gymnasium and one rooftop (10 ton) unit for the kitchen. Students occupied the building during construction in order for it to be completed for fall 2018. The scope of work also included a partial roof replacement. The project cost was $8.5 million.