Middleborough High School

Middleborough MA

Location: Middleborough MA
Architect: DRA Architects
Size: 166,000 sf
Cost: $70.8 million
Scope of Services: Study
New Construction

CES began this project with an MEP system study of existing conditions for MSBA approval. The school was considering options for renovations and additions to the existing 132,955 sf building or new construction with a budget of $75-85 million. CES also provided a schematic design submission with alternatives for the project for referendum.

The project passed referendum and ground was broken on the new construction school. MEP systems include condensing boilers, VRF, dedicated outdoor air units for ventilation, (2) 225 ton chillers for air handler cooling coils, LED lighting throughout.

The LEED Silver objective was both a goal and challenge for the project. Due to the rural location, it was difficult to obtain points from a site/civil aspect and instead had to rely heavily on energy consumption related credits. To acquire the certification, a variety of energy reducing measures were incorporated including high efficiency VRF air conditioning systems, LED lighting with occupancy and daylighting controls, and a large solar PV system. The school is on track to receive 16 LEED points for a 45% reduction in energy consumption over the code minimum baseline.