Coretta Scott King Women’s Leadership Academy

New 220,000 sq. ft. Young Women’s Academy for the City of Atlanta. Campus buildings include separate middle and high school facilities for the City’s first all Girl’s public school with a full time enrollment of 1,400 students. The project has achieved a Silver rating under the LEED green building program.

  • Classrooms conditioned by individual water-source heat pumps that are served by a central cooling tower/boiler loop with variable speed pumping.
  • Ventilation air provided by a dedicated outdoor air system comprised of packaged DX rooftop units and VAV terminal units. Pre-condition 100% outside air is supplied to zones for precise control based on occupancy and maximum energy savings.
  • Sound ordinances and small site footprint resulted in placement of the cooling tower on the classroom building roof. Cooling tower equipped with special acoustical fan blade for low noise operation.
  • Project was fast-track design-build contract with 9 month construction window.
  • HVAC design included sound dampening strategies to comply with LEED prerequisite for a maximum background noise level of 45 dBA.
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