Mascenic Regional School District Expansion
New Ipswich, NH
In addition to new entries and renovations to the existing high school, the project included the construction of a new Science and Technology building, a new elementary school, renovations to the existing middle school and conversion of the existing Greenville Elementary School into new SAU offices.
The Science and Technology Building’s state-of-the-art science laboratories were designed to facilitate inquiry learning and ensure college and career readiness. The metal building and concrete floors are meant to replicate the type of atmosphere students will encounter in the real world: high performance, durable and cost effective. The entire building has radiant floor heat, supplied by the new wood pellet boiler, which minimizes heat loss with the overhead doors, eliminates baseboard at the base cabinets and improves comfort in an energy efficient way. Lastly, the Automotive Department is equipped with a waste oil burner, which converts oil that can then be used for heating.
The new Highbridge Hill Elementary School’s architectural style is intended to respect the history and rural character of the local community. The orientation of the building and the windows are designed to maximize natural lighting. The school was designed for energy efficiency with high “R” value walls, roof and windows as well as energy efficient electrical and mechanical systems. A closed-cell spray insulation was used in the cavity walls.
The new wood pellet boiler, located at the High School, supplies heat for the new Elementary School as well as the rest of the campus. There are over 2,000 feet of piping from the boiler to the Elementary School.
Renovations at the Greenville Elementary School consist of converting half of the second floor into offices for the SAU. The work included the installation of a new sprinkler system, new spray foam insulation in the attic, and new electrical and mechanical upgrades.
Lastly, the work at Boynton Middle School consisted of installing a new sprinkler system, fire alarm system, upgrades to the mechanical system, a new gym floor, and new finishes in the school library. In addition, Hutter also renovated the administration area and their computer classroom area.
The School District received $100,000 in savings and the project was completed one month ahead of schedule.