Extend Center

The new Extend Center opened in September of 2008. The center is home for the talented and gifted students of the York County School Division. Students and teachers entered a whole new world as they began instruction in their new building which has a warm and inviting atmosphere. Although the building was designed around enhancing the educational environment energy efficiency was also heavily stressed during the design. Up to date computer and wireless technologies were incorporated into the building in addition to the latest in energy saving strategies. These strategies included:

  • Geothermal heating and cooling system with sixteen 300 foot vertical loops
  • Individual temperature controls in each classroom which allow the occupant to adjust the temperature as needed
  • A Direct Digital Control (DDC) building automation system
  • T-8 fluorescent lighting in all areas
  • Occupancy sensors and bi-level light switching were installed in all classrooms
  • Classroom occupancy sensors interface with the building automation system to reset HVAC equipment setpoints when rooms are unoccupied
  • A dedicated fresh air make-up system
  • A heat wheel equipped energy recovery unit
  • Permanent CO2 and humidity monitoring
  • High-efficiency thermal pane windows
Size: 27,514 sq ft
Completed: September 2008
Architect: Rodriguez Ripley Maddux Motley PC
Engineer: Thompson Consulting Engineers, Inc.

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