Thomas Wharton Elementary School

Date: 2011
Cost: $7,500,000

Lancaster, PA – Wharton Elementary School will be a complete renovation of the oldest building currently in use by the district (1895).  Total square footage is approximately 48,000.  Project includes complete renovation of  an existing building 24,000 with a new addition totaling 24,000 SF.  The addition includes a multi-use space that will serve as a cafeteria and gymnasium.  The addition will also include the main administrative spaces.  The project is scheduled to be LEED silver.  Our responsibilities included the design and construction administration of the HVAC, plumbing and fire protection systems.  The HVAC system is chilled beams, with Direct Outside Air System energy recovery units, high efficiency condensing boilers and a medium temperature concept air cooled chiller. This design concept implemented significant energy saving measures that will provide LEED points for indoor air quality, energy usage and potentially innovation in design.