Frederick County Middle School

Frederick County Middle School

Wrapped in Energy Select 28 & Wool

Frederick County Middle School
Frederick County Middle School
Frederick County Middle School
Glass Application: Commercial
Architect: Stantec
Glass Manufacturer: AGC Glass Company North America
Glazing Contractor: Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions
Photographer: Stantec
Location: Gainesboro, VA

The design team on this project was challenged with creating a new middle school for Frederick County, Virginia to replace the existing school. This project also includes a gymnasium and fitness loft that allows access by the Parks & Recreation programs community. Through a host of meetings with various project advocates, the outcome was a school that is student-centered, highly adaptable, community oriented, and high performing. The project aims at being the first NET-ZERO Water school in Virginia, with no pipes entering or leaving the site. The water source is an artesian well that provides high quality potable water and harvested rainwater for non-potable water use.

The building envelope has both a “wind-breaker” (continuous air barrier) and a wool sweater (non-combustible mineral wool insulation). AGC’s Energy Select 28 triple silver low-emissivity glass was used for the building envelope—26,000 square feet, allowing excellent use of natural daylighting and high performing energy efficiency. In addition, the building employs shading devices, a hybrid HVAC system that uses a geo-exchange, and low VOC materials.