PBA provided MEP engineering for the 250,000 square foot landmark structure's expansion and renovation.The 160,800 square foot expansion, provided additional educational space for the high school and district.
The district placed a large emphasis on energy efficiency and minimizing demolition. PBA utilized its extensive experience with geothermal and other high-efficiency mechanical systems, to incorporate a distributed geothermal heating and cooling plant that would operate efficiently year round. The Geothermal System handles all of the heating and cooling needs of the high school.
Rick Mason, the school’s facilities director, attested, “The units have now been through both heating and cooling season operation, and the owners are happy with their performance. The system is really running fine – like a Swiss watch!”