Experts in Building Environments™
The historic Battle Creek Central High School campus in Battle Creek, Michigan, was renovated and expanded to meet the changing educational needs of students.
The school district needed to achieve long-term energy efficiency to minimize operating expenses while meeting unique air handling requirements, such as providing large volumes of outdoor air for required classroom ventilation and dehumidification for the pool area.
Fourteen custom EnergyPack® Air Handlers with AHRI-Certified™ enthalpy wheels or plate heat exchangers were used to meet the school’s air handling needs. Air handlers with high output, a distributed design, and a geothermal system were used to solve the unique project challenges.
After operating through both heating and cooling seasons, the Venmar CES® EnergyPack units are running “as well as a Swiss watch” according to the school’s facility director. Heat pumps utilize groundwater as the heatsink and provide the school with simultaneous heating and cooling throughout the year.