- Fort Bragg, NC, USA
- Education, Federal Government
- Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Technology, Energy Services
- Project Size
139,000 square feet
Certified LEED v2009 Schools Silver, 2014
ABC National, Excellence in Construction, Eagle Award, 2014
ABC Alabama, Excellence in Construction, Obelisk Award, 2014
The school accommodates 800 students from Pre-K through fourth grade in state-of-the-art classrooms that support distance learning. The school provides general purpose classrooms, specialized classrooms for art, and music and computer instruction. There is also a gymnasium, multipurpose room with a stage that also serves as the cafeteria, kitchen, information center, administrative offices, teacher workrooms and a video production studio.
Extensive energy modeling used early in design helped minimize the energy budget. Life cycle cost analysis led to the selection of air-cooled chillers as the most efficient solution. The design is predicted to achieve an energy reduction of 49%, earning 19 LEED points towards certification. A rooftop solar photovoltaic system provides 5% of the school’s predicted annual electrical demand.