Summer Improvements at GMSD

Posted on July 18, 2014, in Lancer Life

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School may be out, but GMSD is busy!

This summer, the District is undergoing a capital improvement project to replace the HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) system and the “building envelope.” Building envelope refers to all outside doors and windows.

The present HVAC system in the high school was installed during the renovation of 1991-1993. The new units vent halfway up the wall. They have a smaller footprint in the classroom and run floor to ceiling. In some rooms they will vent through the ceiling and in other rooms, a bulkhead will host the vents. We will realize energy savings and the ambient classroom noise from the units will drop about 15 decibels.

The thirty year old windows will be replaced in the building. The new windows, as well as the exterior doors, will be
much tighter and more energy efficient.

For more information on these projects, check out the Lancer Letter #189.