The Upper Perkiomen Middle School is located off Montgomery Avenue in Pennsburg, PA. The 205,000 square foot school sits on a site directly adjacent to the Green Lane Reservoir, providing beautiful views of the reservoir from core learning spaces.
The building’s heating and cooling system includes three (3) condensing boilers and two (2) air-cooled chillers providing hot and chilled water throughout the building in a 4-pipe arrangement. Classrooms and offices are conditioned with a variable air volume system using rooftop modular air handlers with shut-off VAV boxes.
Larger spaces, including the gymnasiums, auditorium, and cafeteria are conditioned with single zone rooftop modular air handlers. All pumping and air handler fans utilize variable frequency drives for increased energy efficiency.
The Plumbing system consists of all low flow fixtures and two (2) central gas-fired condensing domestic water heaters. The building is fully sprinklered and includes a fire pump.
The lighting system consists of dimmable LED lighting throughout the building with occupancy sensor override and daylight harvesting, tied into a central lighting control system. Exterior lights are LED controlled with relays tied into the central lighting control system.
The low voltage systems consist of a fully wired data network, audio visual integration in the classrooms, remote sound systems in the auditorium, gymnasiums and cafeteria, intercommunications speakers throughout the building tied into the phone system, addressable fire alarm system, access control and security systems, and closed-circuit television recording system.
Location: Pennsburg, PA
Completed: August, 2019Square Footage: 204,849 sf Total Construction Cost: $45,681,253MEP Construction Cost: $12,806,753Architects: Breslin ArchitectsCM: D’Huy Engineering, Inc. Special FeaturesLEED™ Gold Certified