G.C. Burkhead Elementary School

Elizabethtown, Kentucky – Hardin County

This new elementary school is an energy efficient, modern education technology facility.  The facility was a new build on a new site and consists of classrooms, media, gym, cafeteria, kitchen, and administration offices.  The facility features a contiguous mechanical platform so that all systems are installed on a second level for ease of maintenance and convenient future upgrades or replacement.

Mechanical and electrical features of the project were:

  • Low water consumption plumbing
  • 176 well geothermal field
  • Ground Source Heat Pump HVAC System
  • 2 GSHP Dedicated Outside Air Systems with total energy recovery
  • Efficient variable pumping system
  • All non-corrosive HDPE, hydronic piping
  • Energy conserving ventilation systems
  • Kitchen ventilation systems
  • Web-based DDC HVAC control system
  • 2,000 AMP power distribution system
  • 150 KW standby emergency generator
  • Efficient T-5 and LED lighting systems
  • Addressable fire alarm system
  • IP Public address system
  • Video Door Intercom systems
  • Sound systems for both Gym and Cafeteria
  • Clock system
  • Door access control system
  • IP CCTV system
  • Complete voice, data, and wireless access system with VOIP
  • 4 post-enclosed data racks and wire rack cable tray systems
  • Classroom educational sound enforcement systems
  • Short throw projectors with IP video distribution system