The Novi Community School District sought to consolidate their preschool activities to a single location. After months of planning and design they are now able to provide preschool aged children with a head start in their educational career.
The new 39,000 square foot Early Childhood Education Center accommodates 18 classrooms, a latch-key CARE program, gross motor skills room, full kitchen and cafeteria, administration offices, and special needs classrooms.
Peter Basso Associates provided MEP engineering design services for the construction of the new facility. The HVAC system consists of four main water source heat pumps with energy recovery: (2) pretreating classroom outside air, (1) serving the gross motor skills room, and (1) serving the cafeteria.
Each classroom is provided independent temperature control via a water source heat pump located within mechanical closets adjacent to each classroom. The administrative offices are served by a water source variable refrigerant flow (VRF) system. At the heart of the water source heat pump system are high efficiency condensing boilers and a closed-circuit evaporative cooling tower. This highly efficient HVAC system was carefully designed to provide occupant comfort while minimizing operational costs and working within the approximate $10 million project budget.
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