EI Associates was approached by Tri-Valley School District in 2011 to complete a District-Wide Feasibility Study. As a result of that study, the District proceeded with new construction and renovations at Mahantongo Elementary School and Hegins-Hubley Elementary School.
The Mahantongo Elementary School was constructed in 1958. A modular classroom addition was added in 2003 and it has been over 54 years since any improvements have been made to the facility. The primary focus of this project is to replace the modular classroom addition with a permanent 3,000 square foot addition. This project will also modernize and convert the facility to a High Performance school building. This project will eliminate one fossil-fuel energy source (fuel oil) entirely, and by dramatically improving the integrity of the thermal envelope, will reduce the facility’s overall energy consumption by over 787,000 KBTU annually. Out-of-date high-water-consumption fixtures will be replaced with low-flow water-conserving fixtures which will reduce the facility’s water consumption by 68% (101,500 gallons annually).
EI Associates successfully assisted the Tri-Valley School District in applying for the Alternative & Clean Energy Grant for each school receiving $320,000 for Mahantongo Elementary School and $565,000 for Hegins-Hubley Elementary School. Each school is seeking LEED Gold Certification.