Zane Grey Elementary School
Zanesville, Ohio

 Zane Grey Elementary School 

Zane Grey Elementary School 

Zanesville City Schools built this new 82,093 SF elementary school for kindergarten through fifth grades as part of their district-wide building program. Monks Engineers provided MEP and technology engineering for this $10.3 million project. This building provides the Zanesville City School District with the latest in building technology and efficiency and is designed to achieve LEED Silver certification. The project received LEED Silver Certification in September 2012.

The plumbing systems maximize water efficiency within the building to reduce the burden on municipal water supply and wastewater systems by use of low-flow fixtures. The facilities are ADA accessible andthere are sprinklers throughout so fewer fire separations and dampers in the duct system were required. 

Energy efficient lighting systems were designed to use less than the wattage allowed by ASHRAE 90.1-2004.The lights are controlled by a combination of occupancy sensors and a programmable relay panel for automatic shut-off when spaces are not in use. Dual-level switching was also used. Data network, VoIP phone system, central sound and sound reinforcement systems, video distribution system, security and CCTV systems are included in the design of this Ohio Schools Facilities Commission funded projects. Life safety systems were powered by an emergency generator and an automatic transfer switch to provide egress lighting and fire alarm system back-up.  The generator was effectively shielded from public view.

The HVAC system is a water source heat pump system which provides exceptional occupant control and comfort while also saving energy through its inherent energy recovery. This project included a supplemental ground loop heat exchanger to minimize the need to operate the cooling tower for building cooling demand by transferring heat into the ground. The ground loop is much less costly to operate than the cooling tower. Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) was enhanced by a ventilation system that recovers energy from the exhaust air leaving the building. Carbon dioxide sensors assure that only the required ventilation air is brought in, further saving energy costs. Plus there will be a reduction in energy usage compared to building design to meet ASHRAE 90.1 2004.