Wheaton Woods Elementary School

Rockville, MD

A new 113,400 sq. ft. elementary school is designed to accommodate 740 students in Montgomery County, Maryland. The team provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection design, and the facility was designed to exceed ASHRAE 90.1 requirements, IBC and Montgomery County Energy Conservation Codes, as well as recommendations from the publication “Energy Efficient Design for New Buildings” published jointly by ANSI/ASHRAE/IES.

This project was designed to achieve LEED Silver certification. The school was designed to have an Energy Use Intensity (EUI) of 35. Recent readings confirmed a 31 EUI, exceeding the initial goal.

The space included:

  • Pre K- 5 grade classrooms
  • Special education classrooms
  • Instructional support rooms, including art, music, etc.
  • Physical education gymnasium, office and storage
  • Multipurpose room; cafeteria
  • Instructional media center
  • Administration
  • Counseling suite
  • Staff development area
  • Health services suite
  • Building service facilities