The Halifax Area Middle School and High School was originally constructed in 1958. Since then, additions have been added in 1968, 1988, and 1991. Two modular classroom additions have also been added. The current HVAC system was installed under an energy savings program in 1997. Since then, no major improvements have been made to the structure. The primary focus of this project is to replace the modular classroom additions with permanent additions, and modernize and convert the facility to a High Performance building. This project will eliminate one fossil-fuel energy source (fuel oil) entirely, and will reduce the facility's overall energy consumption by over 5.1 million KBTU annually by dramatically improving the integrity of the thermal envelope. Out-of-date high-water-consumption fixtures will be replaced with low-flow water-conserving fixtures which will reduce the facility's water consumption by 30% (est. 217,500 gallons annually).
The District will encourage community organizations to utilize the updated assembly facilities (gymnasiums, media center, auditorium and stage), and will promote their use to the local townships and borough for fundraising and other community activities.
The project is being designed to achieve LEED Gold Certification.