When Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School in rural Charlton, Massachusetts, undertook a major $73 million addition and modernization, the design team saw an opportunity.
The original heating system in the school provided uneven heat, and occupants reported frequent comfort issues with the school’s supplemental electric heaters. With an inefficient building envelope, the electric heat was also expensive to operate. Plus, the renovation project had a goal of achieving LEED Silver certification.
To achieve the project’s ambitious energy performance goals, the design team implemented a comprehensive package of energy efficiency improvements that centered around replacing the old electric heating with hydronic heating fed by two large, ultra-efficient propane boilers. Download the case study to see how the school’s new modern heating system offers enhanced control and comfort while contributing to a projected $130,000 annual energy cost reduction over a baseline building.