Buckeye Local Schools

The unique Buckeye Local Schools construction project incorporated two new connecting elementary schools with shared support spaces. These share support spaces include gymnasium, cafeteria, media center, and mechanical rooms. The innovative design allowed the design team to engineer services to central locations serving the 140,000 square foot facility.

The HVAC system is a closed loop ground source geothermal heating system with water source heat pumps. The well field consists of 208 wells, 405 feet deep, covering a surface area of almost 2 acres with 31.9 miles of piping.  Dedicated energy recovery ventilators are located in each wing to precondition outside air to each heat pump and reduce energy cost.  The system utilizes exposed spiral ductwork in the corridors, cafeteria, gymnasium and media center.  DDC controls allow operation of the system to be monitored from any computer in the building with web browser software and provides maximize energy conservation through scheduling specific heat pumps to operate only when the associated zone is occupied.

Electrical engineering design included classroom telecommunications; fluorescent lighting of the classrooms, corridor, and offices; HID lighting in the gymnasium, cafeteria and exterior site; indirect/direct fluorescent lighting in the art rooms; HID indirect lighting with matching wall sconces in the media center and entrance corridors

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