Steeplechase Elementary School
81,890 Square Feet
Arc Flash Analysis • Digital Lighting Controls • Energy Recovery • Geothermal • ICC 500 Storm Shelter • LED Lighting
This building’s mechanical system is a geothermal water-source heat pump system served by a well field consisting of 192 wells, each at a 400’ bore depth. The design includes centrally-located mechanical rooms to house all air-side equipment, while a separate mechanical room includes the primary-secondary pumping system to realize additional energy savings via pump power reduction. There are 64 heat pumps and five water-source energy recovery units to provide one-to-one zoning for each space. Advanced duct design was implemented including duct lagging, acoustic liner and sealing of annular spaces. Attention to the visual impact of duct systems was also needed to condition large collaboration and presentation areas throughout the school.
Steeplechase Elementary incorporates the latest technology for LED lighting and digital controls while achieving aesthetically exciting areas for learning and collaboration. All lighting is sensor/time-clock based, as well as manual controls, and is managed via the building automation system The school’s facility department has direct/remote access for programming, maintenance, and/or usage/data trending reports. Power needs are met with plentiful receptacles that include USB charging ports where appropriate to meet the demanding needs of a technology-enhanced learning environment. In addition to code required systems such as voice evacuation fire alarm and communications, this school is gleaming with advanced IP based CCTV security, intrusion protection, intercom/paging, classroom sound reinforcement, and large venue sound systems / large format screens for the Gymnasium, Cafeteria, and central Nucleus.