Kingswood Performing Arts Center
The Kingswood Regional High School Campus, located in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, serves the needs of approximately 1,000 students located in the communities of Brookfield, Effingham, New Durham, Ossipee, Tuftonboro, and Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. March of 2009 was the start date for more than $60 million dollars in renovations and new construction on the campus, including the new construction of a 51,000 square foot Multipurpose Performing Arts Center. The Performing Arts Center, which opened in December 2010, includes a 900-seat auditorium, classrooms for the music and fine arts programs, as well as locker rooms for the new athletic fields.
Yeaton Associates, Inc. was secured to provide cutting-edge, high-performance mechanical, plumbing and sustainable design for the entire campus, including the Performing Arts Center. One of the primary criteria for this project was to eliminate the use of fossil fuels on campus. The building was designed and constructed to meet the energy efficiency and environmental standards of the Northeast Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS).
The master planning effort and energy initiatives for the $60 million dollars in renovations and new construction led the team to conclude that a geothermal heating and cooling system was feasible, beneficial, and would achieve the energy initiatives outlined for this project. The result was the largest geothermal installation to date in the state of New Hampshire. The 800-ton capacity, closed loop, ground source geothermal heating and cooling system designed by Yeaton Associates, Inc. utilizes over 300 geothermal wells that are strategically located under the new athletic fields. This new system serves the entire campus, including the Performing Arts Center, High School, Middle School, and Vocational School.
The sustainable design concepts specifically incorporated into the Performing Arts Center include a water-to-water ground source heat pump plant, rainwater harvesting to address 100% of toilet water usage, demand control ventilation that adjusts based on occupancy per room and an energy recovery ventilation system. The Performing Arts Center was completed in December 2010 and is in the process of becoming NECHPS (Northeast Collaborative for High Performance Schools) certified.
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