In order to consolidate facilities and resources into a single-area campus, Bryan City Schools approved the new construction of a 150,000-sf building to house grades 6 through 12. IPS was selected to install the HVAC System for the project.
IPS installed the chilled water distribution system consisting of above-ground cooling towers and buried ice storage tanks that produce and hold ice. This ice storage system reduces energy consumption costs by producing the ice at night and using the ice during the day to help cool the buildings. The system is also equipped with sound reduction technologies that are imperative in a learning environment.
While constructing the heating system, IPS installed boilers with a variable-flow heating water distribution system. The Building Automation System (BAS) controls all HVAC aspects of the complex, and is integrated to monitor electrical usage based on peak loading conditions.
To ensure the facility was ready for students by the start of the 2016-2017 school year, the project required fast-track scheduling. Multiple trades were scheduled to complete work concurrently throughout the building. IPS coordinated work with other trade contractors to avoid any interference.