SUSTAINABLE RENOVATION: STRATFORD HIGH
Stratford High School has opened it’s newly renovated building on King Street where Staff members and students occupied on Nov. 26, 2018. The new building offers state of the art classrooms and a college style lunchroom.
A complete redesign of the Academy of Science and Engineering (ASE Academy) started its construction a couple of years back. Collaborative learning spaces, new science and math labs, classrooms and dedicated administrative and guidance offices are featured on this renovation and has been carefully planned aiming to build a better environment for the students. While the renovation progressed, teachers moved out of the academy back in May to kick start the construction allowing the demolition in crew to do their job.
This $20 million project was a complete renovation that included the replacement of all mechanical and electrical systems, windows, partial exterior cladding, and finishes. Originally built in the late 1960’s, the new design invokes a progressive, yet inviting setting that ensures optimal operating efficiencies while providing a functional, flexible learning environment for students and the community suitable for current and future needs.
A few sustainable highlights of the project include the reuse of existing walls, floors, and roof, the incorporation of and regional construction materials, water efficient landscaping, water use reduction, and optimized energy performance. In addition, the facility earned credit for developing density and community connectivity, having options for alternative transportation, such as access to public transportation, bicycle storage racks, and changing rooms, as well as designated parking for low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles. The renovation was awarded LEED Silver certification.
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