The MEC/MESA totaled around 78,000 square feet. This school secondary/make-up heating system was completed with a hydronically fed Energy Recovery Units. The plumbing systems consisted of low-flow water efficient fixtures to help achieve LEED Gold. Science rooms were supplied with the latest technology.
The Clayton Academy Schools totaled around 64,000 square feet. This school was similar in statue to the MEC/Mesa Project. These schools strived to push the boundaries of new learning in the Colorado Educational System.
The NVYAC was the final piece of the puzzle located on the Mapleton Campus. The NVYAC was a renovation and addition of the existing campus building. The majority of the work was renovating the existing locker rooms and completely renewing the mechanical systems with new equipment.
The Sargent School’s primary heating and cooling system is operational through a geo-thermal exchange type system. The secondary or backup system is run with radiant in-floor heating. These systems along with low flow fixtures helped this school become LEED certified.
The heating system installed in the Craig Middle School consists of modulating boilers to maximize natural gas usage, delivering better efficiency and lower operating costs. To add to energy and maintenance savings, domestic how water is produced through use of multiple tankless water heaters. In conjunction with hot water storage and re-circulation lines running throughout the building, lower operating costs are achieved. To combat the spread of germs and create a healthier environment, all restroom faucets and flush-o-meters are installed using photo-eye technology.
The rural Miami Yoder School District uses a highly efficient geo-thermal system for their primary heating and cooling demands. Due to varying conditions affecting ground climate, a secondary in-slab radiant heating system is also installed. This application of heating and cooling combines with domestic hot water produced via 10 tankless water heaters and ultra-efficient low water consumption fixtures helped the educational facility become LEED certified.
Located on the Colorado State University campus, Rockwell Hall required detailed mechanical coordination in order to make use of the campus’ existing underground steam plant system. Noted in the planning stage were the requirements to ensure proper care when excavating close to trees so as to not damage their growth. Once the pre-insulated, double containment piping was in place to the new building, steam to water heat exchangers took over the work of hot water demand. As with the heating, conversion from existing campus chiller plants into a hydronic use completed the four pipe system serving this new building.
The Afflerbach Elementary heating design and installation makes use of high efficiency modulating boilers serving fan coil units located throughout the school. The facility also chose to include the advantages of photo-eye technology to operate faucets and flush-o-meters.
Ryan and Sanchez Elementary Schools added core restroom groups to the existing building with the use of low flow water efficient fixtures. The existing portion of the schools’ classroom faucets were replaced with identical low flow fixtures. The hydronic systems were updated with new VFD driven pumps and additional hydronic piping was added to the additions of the new classrooms for the space heating requirements.
An upgrade to the existing hydronic heating system serving this educational facility included connection to new unit ventilators and coil units. Upgrades were also made to restroom facilities by replacing the majority of china, faucets, and water closet / urinal flush valves.