Naugatuck High School

Public Education
Architect Kaestle Boos Associates
Size 285,000 sq. ft.
Cost $81,000,000

CES provided full MEP/FP design services for the addition and renovate-as-new project at Nau­gatuck High School. This project includes additions and renovations on classrooms, science labs, locker rooms, the school’s auditorium, gymnasium, pool, and natatorium. Renovations will also include upgraded front entrance and lobby, relocation of the Board of Education offices, and new synthetic turf athletics fields. All renovation and addition designs utilized Revit MEP 2012 for BIM coordination.

The project scope for renovations to the schools auditorium included complete new HVAC system integrating sound attenuation, full air conditioning and ventilation system; complete new patron and performance area lighting systems with highly programmable digital control system; fire protection features include full sprinkler coverage coordinated with unique ceiling features. Design includes integration with assistive listening systems as per State DAS./OSF/ADA requirements.

The building’s existing steam boilers were converted to hot water boilers. The heating hot water system is a constant flow primary/variable flow secondary system. All of the existing air handling unit steam coils will be removed and replaced with hot water coils. A new 300 ton chiller was provided in the existing chiller plant to provide cooling capacity for the additions and original building. For all areas intended to be cooled, the intent was to meet the owner’s objective for energy efficiency. VFD driven central station air-handling units with MERV 13 filters, hot water coils, chilled water coils and an energy recovery enthalpy wheel provide heating and cooling air to the VAV units which will provide heating and cooling for the spaces.