In 2006, SBEC was selected by the architect of record to provide mechanical and electrical systems design for the new 66,925 GSF elementary school. Stellar Elementary School was designed as an energy efficient prototype, allowing for academic flexibility and adaptation to various sites in Adams 12 Five Star Schools District in response to the District’s emphasis on high performance building design.
The building design incorporates sustainable design features including daylighting design, a high performance building envelope and high efficiency mechanical/electrical system design.
SBEC’s mechanical and electrical scope of work included the following:
- High performance building envelope utilizing daylighting techniques and responsive interior lighting controls
- Two-pipe hydronic heating/cooling system, utilizing condensing type boilers, an air-cooled packaged chiller, and variable-speed pumping
- Rooftop air handling units with VAV terminal control with re-heat
- Wet-pipe fire sprinkler system
- Building Automation System (BAS) with connection to District offices
- Classroom air handling unit exhaust air heat recovery
- Gymnasium and cafeteria ventilation control utilizing carbon dioxide concentration control