South High School was the first high school built in Cheyenne in 50 years. The 150-classroom school includes an auto shop, welding shop, agricultural lab, culinary arts kitchen, art studio, music rooms, an Olympic-sized swimming pool, a 743-seat auditorium, and a commercial kitchen capable of serving over 1200 meals per day.
The project incorporated numerous sustainable design features and was designed with energy conservation in mind. The VAV Air Handler systems, which include numerous exhaust hoods, use 3 stages of cooling; economizer mode, indirect evaporative cooling via a cooling tower, and direct evaporative cooling in the units. The Make-up air systems accomplish energy recovery using heat wheels in the low humidity applications and heat pipes in the high humidity areas such as the Natatorium. The Culinary Arts Kitchen has 4 exhaust hoods that are interlocked to the IDEC MAU as well as the VAV heating/cooling system. When the MAU and Hoods are running, the VAV system shuts down to save energy in this culinary training lab. The Primary/secondary heating water system uses 2 Aerco High-Efficiency boilers to help cover the extreme cold seasons. Demand control ventilation strategies are used in the Auditorium, Commons, Gymnasiums, Band and Choir rooms. Air flow measuring stations have been installed in the AHU’s to measure the quantity of outside air being delivered to the building at all times.
Key E Cube Services for this project
- Pre-functional (installation) review of equipment and systems
- Oversight and review of contractor testing and startup procedures and documentation
- Oversight of Test & Balance contract, procedures and performance
- Functional (operational) review of equipment and systems
- O&M manual coordination and review
- Owner training oversight, supervision, and review
- Commissioning Report and LEED Systems Manual