Valor Christian School Campus, HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO
Mechanical Construction, HVAC & Plumbing Systems Services
TRAUTMAN & SHREVE VALUE DELIVERED
Student and faculty safety, health, comfort, and productivity; reduced energy consumption and costs; lower operating and maintenance expenses; educational model for sustainable building; prestige of LEED silver accreditation; single-source convenience and responsibility for a wide variety of HVAC and plumbing services required over a 40-acre site.
To equip its campus buildings with advanced, energy-efficient mechanical/plumbing systems.
LEED MECHANICAL & HVAC SYSTEMS SOLUTIONS
Valor Christian School selected Trautman & Shreve to provide the mechanical systems infrastructure for its state-of-the-art, LEED silver academic and athletic facilities. In the 120,000-sf academic building, the company installed a highly energy-efficient displacement ventilation system that serves 35 classrooms, eight science labs, two technical labs, administrative offices, and a 5,300-sf research and teaching library. The work included installing the piping that connects the hot and chilled water system to the central utility plant. Besides reducing energy consumption and costs, the system creates a healthier environment for students, faculty, and staff through the natural removal of airborne pathogens, allergens, and dust.
In addition, Trautman & Shreve connected the approximately 65,000-sf athletic building and 60,000-sf stadium/field house to the central utility plant via four- and six-inch underground piping. The work covered two gyms, a wrestling room, locker facilities, kitchen, and commons area, as well as the 3,000-seat football/track stadium. In these facilities, too, athletes and spectators enjoy the comfort and superior indoor air quality of a displacement ventilation system. Meanwhile, the system joins the rest of the school’s HVAC infrastructure in earning Valor Christian stellar grades in energy efficiency and cost reductions.
Valor Christian High School is a private, interdenominational college preparatory high school located about 25 miles south of Denver, Colorado. It opened in 2007 with 250,000 sf of educational facilities on a 40-acre campus. Its full enrollment is projected at 1,200 students.