New Two-Story High School
IMEG provided mechanical, plumbing, fire protection, electrical, and lighting design services for the new two-story, 300,000-sf Laramie High School in Wyoming. As the largest high school in the state, this facility is equipped with the latest technology; a state-of-the-art theatre; a heated, Olympic-sized indoor swimming pool; main and auxiliary gyms; auditorium; and production labs. This multifaceted school sits on a 40-acre lot furnished with timeless sculptures, a football stadium, practice field, and tennis courts.
The mechanical design included high-efficiency heating water boilers and air cooled water chillers and variable air volume air handlers with energy recovery heat wheels to deliver air to the communal spaces, hallways, and classrooms. Terminal heating and cooling units located within each room use a combination of four pipe fan coils and variable air volume boxes. The building utilizes a direct digital control system that implements energy-efficient control strategies on the heating water, chilled water, and air delivery systems.
The electrical design incorporated a lighting controls system conforming to 2012 IECC, utilizing occupancy sensors in classrooms. Sensors were also integrated with the mechanical system to implement energy savings strategies.
Laramie High School has several unique spaces within the production labs that can be utilized by the district and surrounding outside community. These areas include a woodshop, auto mechanics shop, several welding labs, and multiple research and design open spaces which are equipped with dust collection systems, vehicle exhaust systems, welding stations, and compressed air throughout.
The school was completed and ready to receive students for the 2016/2017 school year.