Projects - Torbay K-6 School
Funding Amount: $600,000
Current Status: Construction Phase
Estimate GHG reduction Potential: 1062 tonnes of GHG (CO2 equivalents).
This new K to 6 School will be located on the existing Holy Trinity School site located at the intersection of Torbay Road and Marine Drive. It is intended to be a replacement for the existing school that has outlived its useful life. The new school is located to the east of the existing school in the general area of the existing ball field and will be significantly larger than the existing school. It is designed for a population of 700 students in 4 instructional streams. The design will implement new initiatives developed by the present Government of Newfoundland and Labrador through the Department of Education in conjunction with the Department of Transportation and Works.
The design for this School will incorporate new green initiatives to exceed the Model National Energy Code (MNEC) by at least 25% and strive to meet the principles of LEED and if possible achieve Silver Certification where practical. The Design for this School was registered under LEED in January 2008. The most significant energy efficient design feature for this project is the use of a Geothermal Ground Source Heat Pump System.
The building is expected to emit 1,062t of GHG less than a standard building.