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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.

Sandy Hook Elementary School

Newtown, CT

SERVICES PROVIDED

Commissioning

PROJECT FEATURES

New 87,000SF elementary school.

ARCHITECT

Svigals + Partners

New state-of-the-art educational facility designed to be more than an elementary school, but a complete learning complex. The three-winged structure spans nearly 87,000SF and incorporates high efficiency systems to enhance the student experience. OLA collaborated with the team to provide LEED fundamental and enhanced commissioning services. LEED Gold.

Peekskill Middle School

Peekskill, NY

SERVICES PROVIDED

MEP Engineering, Fire Protection Engineering

PROJECT FEATURES

New 145,000SF middle school.

ARCHITECT

Peter Gisolfi Associates

Built on a tight and steeply-graded site, the new 145,000SF facility stands two stories and is oriented to offer stunning views of the Hudson River. The building design creates an attached, but separate and distinct community center and includes a gym, cafeteria, auditorium, specialty rooms such as art and science classrooms and an indoor pool. OLA provided MEP systems design for the new school project.

Pleasantville High School

Pleasantville, NY

SERVICES PROVIDED

MEP Engineering, Fire Protection Engineering

PROJECT FEATURES

$31 million addition & renovation project.

ARCHITECT

KG+D Architects

Original 1929 school building underwent several upgrades and additions. OLA provided MEP systems design for two 2-story additions. The two main additions flank the front of the original structure, which houses the library, cafeteria, kitchen, science labs, administrative offices and auxiliary program spaces. Construction work was phased to allow the school to remain open and operational throughout the project.

Trinity School

New York, NY

SERVICES PROVIDED

Commissioning

PROJECT FEATURES

240,000SF renovation & expansion project.

ARCHITECT

Rogers Partners Architects+Urban Designers

180,000SF renovation and 60,000SF expansion project, which stemmed from the school’s strategic plan to “create a physical environment that improves the efficiency, cohesion and beauty of the campus.” This includes a 2-story addition and the creation of a new turf playing field on the roof of the addition as well as a new annex link between buildings. OLA provided commissioning services of both the expansion and the renovations. LEED Certified.

Convent of the Sacred Heart

New York, NY

SERVICES PROVIDED

MEP Engineering, Fire Protection Engineering

PROJECT FEATURES

New 60,000SF state-of-the-art athletic center.

ARCHITECT

BKSK Architects

First and largest facility of its kind in NYC, Sacred Heart’s 60,000SF Athletics & Wellness Center includes a regulation-size pool and mezzanine, gymnasium, dance studio, and strength and conditioning studio. The facility includes many energy efficient building features, including solar hot water heaters, insulated building envelope panels, a pool dehumidification heat recovery system, automated lighting controls, and low-flow plumbing fixtures. LEED Gold.

Seven Bridges Middle School

Chappaqua, NY

SERVICES PROVIDED

MEP Engineering, Fire Protection Engineering

PROJECT FEATURES

New 155,000SF middle school.

ARCHITECT

KG+D Architects

New school building is divided into three parts: a single-story block facing south that houses classrooms, a faculty room, nurse’s office and cafeteria; a 3-story central classroom block, including library, auditorium, computer room and common rooms; and a lower-level block to the west housing the gymnasium. OLA provided MEP design for the new  educational facility.

Memorial Elementary School

East Brunswick, NJ

SERVICES PROVIDED

MEP Engineering, Fire Protection Engineering, Energy Engineering

PROJECT FEATURES

New 72,000SF elementary school.

ARCHITECT

DIGroupArchitecture

With its original building decimated by fire, a new 72,000SF elementary school was built. OLA performed the MEP systems design and DOE2 energy modeling. The school includes a single-story entry wing featuring a cafetorium, kitchen, media center, specialty classrooms and administration office with a 2-story classroom wing. LEED Silver.

Rippowam Cisqua School

Bedford, NY

SERVICES PROVIDED

MEP Engineering, Fire Protection Engineering

PROJECT FEATURES

Renovations to the 32,000SF upper campus.

ARCHITECT

KG+D Architects

Upper Campus underwent extensive renovations, including new science classrooms; library/media center; innovation lab that opens to an interior, tiered courtyard; new dining hall; general classroom addition; renovated art classrooms; new main entrance lobby and administrative offices; and improved vehicular and pedestrian circulation. Mechanical systems included the use of energy recovery systems.

New Haven Public Schools

New Haven, CT

SERVICES PROVIDED

MEP Engineering, Fire Protection Engineering, Energy Engineering, Commissioning

PROJECT FEATURES

12-year, $1.5 billion rebuilding program.

ARCHITECT

Multiple

OLA is the energy consultant for New Haven Public Schools and authored portions of the New Haven Public Schools High Performance Design Guidelines. As part of the 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.

NYC School Construction Authority

New York, NY

SERVICES PROVIDED

Energy Engineering, Commissioning

PROJECT FEATURES

Multi-year term contract with SCA.

ARCHITECT

Multiple

As part of the contract, OLA is able to perform energy audits, energy modeling, review of energy models by other consultants, green design consulting and commissioning services. For instance, we performed an ASHRAE Level 1 Energy Audit for 23 NYC school buildings to assess each building’s energy usage and identify possible energy conservation measures.

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