Deep Energy Retrofit | Built in 1970 with several additions over the years, the wood-sided school had fallen into serious disrepair. In addition to high energy usage and uncomfortable spaces, roofs were leaking and pipes freezing at an increased rate.
To rectify this situation, the thermal envelope was completely reconstructed and the HVAC system replaced. Work to the building shell included new insulation wrapping both walls and roof, windows, doors, roofing, siding and trim. The original unit ventilators were replaced with an energy-recovery ventilation system controlled by direct digital controls.
The result of this effort is a dramatic decrease in energy use while providing a healthy, comfortable environment with ample fresh air. The new low-maintenance exterior materials enhance the building’s sustainability and its fresh new look invites further investment in this community asset.
Photography: Ryan Bent Photography