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OLA’s engineers know K-12 education facilities are the growing grounds for the children in our communities. We focus on low-cost energy efficient systems that establish an ideal environment for learning.

Rippowam Cisqua School

Bedford, NY

SERVICES PROVIDED

MEP Engineering, Fire Protection Engineering

PROJECT FEATURES

Extensive renovations to the 32,000 square foot Rippowam Cisqua School upper campus.

ARCHITECT

KG+D Architects

OLA performed the MEP systems design for this project, which consisted of new science classrooms, library/media center, an innovation lab that opens to an interior tiered courtyard, a new dining hall, general classroom addition, renovated art classrooms, new main entrance lobby and administrative offices and improved vehicular and pedestrian circulation. The project mechanical systems included use of energy recovery systems, radiant floor heating and VRF heating and cooling. The three existing electrical services were combined into a new upgraded service for the building. A new fire sprinkler system and generator were also installed as part of the project.

Sandy Hook Elementary School

Newtown, CT

SERVICES PROVIDED

Commissioning

PROJECT FEATURES

New 87,000 square foot state-of-the-art educational facility.

ARCHITECT

Svigals + Partners

The new elementary school serves approximately 500 PreK – 4 students and is equipped with new security standards developed by the State of Connecticut and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. OLA collaborated with the project team to provide LEED fundamental and enhanced commissioning services.

Pleasantville High School

Pleasantville, NY

SERVICES PROVIDED

MEP Engineering, Fire Protection Engineering

PROJECT FEATURES

$31 million addition and renovation project

ARCHITECT

KG&D Architects

OLA designed MEP and fire protection systems to be constructed in phases keeping the 1929 steam system and 1960’s hot water boiler plant operational while constructing the new central hot water plant. OLA’s MEP design included infrastructure upgrades to the electrical service and equipment, fire alarm system, intercom system, clock & public address system, and plumbing systems upgrades.

St. Raymond’s High School for Boys

Bronx, NY

SERVICES PROVIDED

MEP Engineering, Fire Protection Engineering

PROJECT FEATURES

13,400 square foot addition consisting of two stories and a partial basement.

ARCHITECT

Sullivan Architecture

This addition consisted of three levels. The first floor includes an extension of the existing lobby plus a music room, computer labs, classroom, and offices. The second floor includes an art room, guidance offices, art office and storage for sports teams. A partial basement houses mechanical and electrical equipment. The roof includes a fenced in area for a raised sports platform. The addition required new rooftop HVAC systems, and a new fire service and fire sprinkler system for the building.

Metropolitan Business Academy

New Haven, CT

SERVICES PROVIDED

MEP Engineering, Fire Protection Engineering, DOE2 Energy Modeling

PROJECT FEATURES

New 80,000 square foot high performance business magnet school. Energy performance, as modeled, is 50% more efficient than energy code requirements.

ARCHITECT

The S/L/A/M Collaborative

Energy efficient features include high performance building envelope, high efficiency chiller plant with thermal storage, high efficiency boiler plant, demand controlled ventilation, bi-polar ionization air filtration, low lighting power density, and advanced lighting controls.

Peekskill Middle School

Peekskill, NY

SERVICES PROVIDED

MEP Engineering, Fire Protection Engineering

PROJECT FEATURES

New 145,000 square foot middle school.

ARCHITECT

Peter Gisolfi Associates

The new middle school was built on a steep graded site between a residential neighborhood and commercial street. In addition to classrooms and administrative offices, the building includes a regulation gym, cafeteria, auditorium, and an indoor pool. The building design creates an attached, but separate and distinct, community center that provides athletic space for both the school’s 1,000 students and for the larger community.

St. Ignatius Loyola Grammar School

New York, NY

SERVICES PROVIDED

MEP Engineering, Fire Protection Engineering

PROJECT FEATURES

$10 million renovation of floors two through six.

ARCHITECT

Peter Gisolfi Associates

Construction was phased over four years of summer only construction and improved classrooms and common areas on the five floors. OLA’s MEP engineers designed new HVAC systems, new electrical and low voltage distribution, and new lighting. As part of the renovation, a new fire alarm system was installed for the entire building. New systems were designed to be installed in multiple construction phases.

New Haven Public Schools

New Haven, CT

SERVICES PROVIDED

Energy Engineering

PROJECT FEATURES

12-year, $1.5 billion rebuilding program for the City of New Haven Public Schools.

ARCHITECT

Multiple

OLA is the energy consultant for the City of New Haven Public Schools and authored portions of the New Haven Public Schools High Performance Design Guidelines. As part of the Design Guidelines, energy modeling of the schools utilizing DOE2 energy analysis software was required to determine energy use savings and energy cost savings, which OLA performs for over 20 schools.

Christopher Columbus School

New Haven, CT

SERVICES PROVIDED

Energy Engineering, Commissioning

PROJECT FEATURES

New 75,000 square foot school built to high performance standards.

ARCHITECT

Svigals + Partners

As part of the New Haven School Construction Program, this new PreK to 8th grade school was built to the New Haven Public Schools High Performance Design Guidelines. MEP system features include radiant floor heating, high efficiency chiller plant, heat recovery, demand controlled ventilation, and occupancy sensor/daylight dimming lighting controls.

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