70,000 sq. ft. | $9.6 million | July 2013
Barton Education incorporated building information modeling (BIM) technology to provide mechanical, electrical and plumbing design services for the complete replacement of MEP systems serving the 70,000 square-foot elementary school for the School District of Lancaster. The project is an historic building designed by C. Emlen Urban in 1916 located within Lancaster City that now houses students in grades K-5. New mechanical and electrical systems were installed to meet today’s technology and code requirements. HVAC systems included water source heat pumps with energy recovery units and a building management system integrated with a lighting control/daylight harvesting system. The interior of the building originally contained an open central floor plan with the basement and first floor housing a gymnasium and running track, the second and third floor contained an auditorium and balcony, while the perimeter of the building housed classrooms.
Awards: The project earned the 2014 C. Emlen Urban Preservation Award from the Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County. The project achieved LEED Silver Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.