The new MacArthur Elementary School at Binghamton City School District is featured in the Spring 2017 issue of BuildingEnergy, the magazine of the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA). The project is featured as a case study in High Performance School design.

The article, “Using Whole Systems Thinking in High Performance Design: The New MacArthur Elementary School” is also the emphasis of our presentation at NESEA’s BuildingEnergy Boston 2017 conference. Edward McGraw and Calvin Ahn will be joined by Michael McGough of BuroHappold Engineering on Thursday, March 9 for the conference session at 10:30am. The abstract of the session: In 2011, the Susquehanna River flooded Binghamton NY. The MacArthur Elementary School was inundated with contaminated flood waters and declared a total loss. This session will recount the inspiring process by which the city created a new school – a 125,000-square-foot, LEED platinum (pending) building with an EUI of 10 that embodies new models of educational engagement. Community discussions yielded five overarching vision statements which guided all decisions about site, building form, and materials. The design team used detailed energy and daylight modeling to create an energy budget and select high-performance systems for climate control, ventilation, and lighting. Commissioning, data collection, measurement and verification progress will show how the project is performing since its completion in late 2015.

To view the complete BuildingEnergy magazine article, click here.

To learn more about the BuildingEnergy Boston 2017 conference, click here.