SDPBC Northboro Elementary School

Location: West Palm Beach, FL
Architect: BRPH Companies
Size: 91,015 addition, 33,650 renovation

Northboro Elementary School is a LEED for Schools GOLD CERTIFIED Project and the second sustainable school project for The School District of Palm Beach County.

Completed UNDER BUDGET & ON SCHEDULE in August 2010, the Northboro Elementary School Modernization Project is a LEED for Schools Gold Certified project. Hedrick Brothers Construction provided construction management including, but not limited to, design review and recommendations to establish a guaranteed maximum price for construction of 91,015 SF of new classrooms and related support spaces, administration, media center, foodservice and cafeteria, the remodeling of an existing 33,650 SF classroom building built in 1927. The restoration of the existing 1925 Historic Building is pending.

Sustainable Construction Features

Concrete and Roof with high SRI
Harvested rain water and chiller water used to irrigate onsite native vegetation
Natural lighting
Preservation of buildings
Materials reuse
Reused brick from demolished building
Glass floor tile, from recycled glass, in both cafeteria and medial center
FSC wood interior doors

Dual flush toilets, waterless urinals and flow restriction faucets
Two 25,000 gallon underground cisterns to collect rain water for irrigation
HVAC / ventilation systems consists of outdoor air intake to circulate fresh air into building
Stair coverings in classroom building made from recycled tires
Occupancy sensors for lights and air conditioning
Artificial turf made from recycled rubber
PE Shelter utilizes skylights for natural lighting
Retention ponds on site hold rainwater runoff
+75% construction waste diverted from landfills and sent to recycling facilities