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Londonderry School



Owner: Londonderry School
Location: Harrisburg, PA
Cost: $2,921,000.00
GSF: 26,000 g.s.f.
Services Provided: 
 
Londonderry School



Owner: Londonderry School
Location: Harrisburg, PA
Cost: $2,921,000.00
GSF: 26,000 g.s.f.
Services Provided: 
Londonderry School

This new two-story school building is situated on a wooded suburban site near Harrisburg, PA. and serves grades from pre-kindergarten through 8th.  The 26,000 square foot building features brick and textured masonry exterior walls, standing seam roof, and metal sun shading devices, over a structural steel frame.

In September 2006, the project achieved certification by the U.S. Green Building Council, using LEED 2.0 criteria, and includes a number of energy conserving features. Heating is provided via a radiant heat, recirculating water system within the concrete floor slab. The heating for individual rooms are on separate zones to allow for maximum control. Additional insulation below the slab minimizes thermal transfer. In addition to the radiant heating system, cooling is provided to spaces in the core of the building, including the art suite, multipurpose room, lobby and administration suite. All air handling units are designed to employ an economy cycle, which allows the units to use up to 100% outside air, when outdoor conditions permit, to cool the building, instead of using mechanical equipment to provide mechanical cooling. Operable windows, used in conjunction with high efficiency fans, circulate air through the classrooms to provide the required fresh air. Night purging is employed to reduce heat gain within the non-air conditioned spaces. These fans also redistribute any additional heated air from the south eastern facade to the north west wing when possible, thereby reducing the energy requirements and maintaining the desired temperature.

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