NV5 supported the Angier Elementary School project through two scopes: program management and mechanical engineering. This project included demolition of the existing school, unsuitable soils remediation, construction of a 40 foot high retaining wall against an existing active trolley line prior to the start of new construction, and then the construction of a new, 3-story, 75,000 square foot K-5 elementary school that can accommodate 465 students. All work was completed within a densely populated urban area.
Under our program management scope, NV5 successfully kept the community apprised of design and construction activities through the use of websites, flyers, brochures, and public meetings.
As part of our mechanical engineering work, NV5 designed a highly efficient heating, ventilating, and air conditioning system for the new school. Systems included air cooled chiller, condensing gas boilers, and roof-mounted variable air volume handlers, which included energy recovery ventilation. Carbon dioxide monitoring also was provided in all classrooms to ensure good indoor air quality.
This project achieved LEED Gold Certification and is 30% more energy efficient than required by code. NV5 subsequently was selected for two other schools in Newton — the Zervas Elementary School and the Cabot Elementary School.