Sharpsburg Elementary School
Project Quick Facts
The New Sharpsburg Elementary School is a replacement school for the existing 1935 facility. The facility consists of approximately 59,800 square feet.
The project is designed to be LEED Silver Certified and will follow the new LEED Version 4 Process. All mechanical and electrical systems will additionally met IECC 2015 State of Maryland requirements. High efficiency mechanical systems including geothermal options, hybrid geothermal to reduce cost, Variable Refrigerant Volume (VRV) and high efficiency conventional 4-pipe central plant systems will be evaluated.
Life Cycle Operating Cost Analysis (LCCA) starting in the Schematic Design Phase will compare solar orientation, envelope options and placement of equipment in addition to the traditional comparison of mechanical systems. The wholistic approach is based on minimizing construction cost to maximize the buildings overall coefficient of performance while optimizing its energy efficiency in concert with site constraints and educational programming requirements.
Systems and building design will also be influenced by other high efficiency design criteria such as the International Green Construction Code, ASHRAE 90.1-2016 as well as ASHRAE 189.1-2011 standard for the design of high performance Green Buildings.
Photos – Lester Escobal, SEI Architects