To meet the rising demand of public schooling, in 2013 London City School embarked on a large project to upgrade the school system’s infrastructure and to add much needed schools. London city schools sought funding from Ohio Schools Construction Commission (OFCC) to fund the new 85,000 square foot middle school. OFCC requires LEED silver certification minimum for any school built with their funds.
With very little experience in the construction and operation of high performance schools, London City Schools engaged external expertise to achieve to just that. The energy team worked with the school system to identify realistic energy efficiency and sustainability goals, multiple solutions were analyzed to achieve these goals in a way that was both cost effective and yet beneficial in the long-term operationally beneficial long term.
The energy team worked with the design and construction teams to ensure the inclusion of the energy efficiency measures in the design, and later in the construction of the building. EA Energy’s commissioning team also reviewed the design documents for any potential constructability or operational issues.
Through extensive analysis and constant supervision by the energy team London Middle School was able to exceed their energy efficiency and sustainability goals, and achieve LEED Platinum while staying within the construction budget. The commissioning team was able to identify some issues during construction that led to immediate resolution before the school opened avoiding any unnecessary energy expenses or any student and teacher discomfort.