As part of the District’s program to modernize DC schools, the historic Dunbar High School was demolished and replaced with a new 276,536 sf building designed to include
state-of-the-art sustainable features.
Sustainable Design features incorporated:
The design is expected to produce 26.92% energy savings, and 28.2% cost savings, in comparison with the baseline design.
Setty provided MEP and Geothermal Design for this modernization project, awarded LEED Gold certification. Due to the historic significance of the existing building, Stoddert was slated for modernization and an addition, doubling its size on the 6.5 acre site.
Scope of services included:
Setty provided the first geothermal system for a DC housing development, designing the new M/E/P systems for seven modules. Extending our support, we also provided LEED Gold certification administration and fundamental and enhanced commissioning services, as well. The affordable housing project boasts energy savings of 25%, which will be shared with the residents (a first in the nation).
The MEP systems are based around geothermal wells for each of the seven buildings (117 total units). Some of the LEED strategies incorporated are high-performance heat pumps, geothermal well field, green roofs, occupancy sensors, demand-control bathroom ventilation, recycled materials, a super heater for the domestic hot water, and high-efficiency lighting well below code.
University of District of Columbia, New Student Center | MEP/FP Design
+ Geothermal System + PV System | Washington DC
KIPP DC: Will Academy | MEP/FP Design + Geothermal + LEED | Washington, DC
Setty provided MEP/FP and BIM Integrated 3D design services for a new 60,000 sf student dormitory/residence hall. The design included a 105.3 ton Geothermal system and was designed for LEED Gold. The project is in the first phase of two, designed as a 350 bed Freshman living and learning center that will enliven the heart of the campus.
Phase I encompasses the development of a living-learning residence hall for 175 freshman students in semi-suite style units.
This project won the 2013 Washington Building Congress Craftsmanship Award!
University of VA Recreation Center | MEP/FP Design + Aquatics Facility + Central Plant
+ Geothermal | Charlottesville, VA
Idea Public Charter School, Health And Wellness Center | MEP/FP Design
+ Geothermal | Washington, DC