Spring Lake, MI
Upon approval of the 2014 Bond Proposal, Jeffers Elementary School underwent a 45,000 square foot, two-story addition. Classrooms gained approximately 100-200 square feet, allowing space for new flexible furniture. The changes also resulted in secured vestibules entering directly into the building’s main office, which then opens to a commons area.
Preschool and Kindergarten students are housed in the renovated building, as well as classes like STEM, while the 1st floor of the new addition houses first- and second-grade classes and the 2nd floor consist of third- and fourth-grade classes.
PBA provided mechanical and electrical engineering design services for the addition and renovations. Scope included the replacement of the existing boiler with a stainless steel condensing boiler, the use of vertical unit ventilators in classrooms, and all classrooms and administration areas air conditioned. The District upgraded to a new DDC system using BACnet communication and a Niagara platform. Occupancy sensors and CO2 sensors were installed for energy conservation. All down-lights and site lighting were converted to LED, and low voltage lighting controllers were provided to control light fixtures.
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