Ordean East Middle School

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Duluth Public Schools Ordean East Middle School

Project Type: Remodel and Addition; Duluth, MN

Client: Duluth Public Schools

LHB was selected by the Duluth Public School District to provide architecture and engineering services for the addition and remodel of the Ordean East Middle School Building which houses 1,200 students, grades 6-8. LHB created a virtual model of the existing facility achieved through existing plans and on-site computer input.

The project included a new pool with athletic locker rooms along with much needed mechanical and electrical upgrades. Educational adequacy improvements were made to the classrooms and the school required ADA upgrades. Significant features included:

  • Solar hot water heated pool
  • All classrooms have natural daylight and ventilation
  • Daylight controls and occupancy sensors
  • Low VOC paints and materials
  • Fresh air displacement ventilation with duct sensors monitoring CO2
  • 95%+ efficient condensing boilers with radiant heat
  • Terazzo and tile floors reduce maintenance
  • Dropping the heating water temperature by 40 degrees reduced pump costs by 40%, and also reduced the pipe size by 50%

 


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