Franklin Monroe K12 School

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Project Description


Community involvement was very important to the district as it made the decision to pursue LEED Gold status for its new 800-student building. In serving the district’s needs, SHP conducted a wind study and assisted the district in applying for grants for alternative energy sources.

Innovative features include:

  • Daylight in every space, views in the classrooms, enhanced air quality and acoustics maximizes educational impact.
  • Enhanced Geothermal HVAC, Insulated Concrete Form Walls (ICF) and Domestic Water Heating through dedicated heat pump deliver energy and operational savings.
  • The school averages 36.2 kBtu/SF-Year (compared to the 70 kBtu/SF-Year ASHRAE baseline) which makes it one of the most energy efficient schools in the region.
  • Rain water harvesting will divert 80,000 gallons of water for fire protection and toilet flushing.
  • The new building provides 46% water savings and 46% energy savings.
  • The local energy company, DP&L, will be providing a $193,710 rebate to the school for energy efficient design.
Year Completed
Pitsburg, Ohio

Pursuing LEED Gold


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