Summary of Project:
Amanti is performing the plumbing and HVAC portion of the new Martin Luther King Jr. School in Cambridge, MA. This new school is replacing the existing structure with a new energy efficient Net Zero building design. Construction began with a groundbreaking ceremony on June 17, 2013 and occupancy is planned for September of 2015.
Design features that guided Amanti’s scope of work on the 187,000 sq ft building and indoor parking garage include
- Geothermal Wells which extract heat from the ground thus helping keep energy costs low
- Gray Water Storage System which helps conserve water use
- 30 kBtu/sf/year which describes the building’s energy use and efficiency performance. The average K-12 school in America has an efficiency rating of 169 kBtu/sf/year. This design goal of 30 kBtu/sf/year means the new school will be 82% more efficient than the average American school.