Delaware School for the Deafcase study

Newark, DE

About the Client

Trane controls and equipment were chosen by the Christina School District when they built a new Delaware School for the Deaf to replace the existing Sterck School. The project was designed to utilize a hybrid central geothermal system; the first in the country. The system utilized geothermal wells that served the (2) Trane RTWD “heat pump” chillers. These chillers, through their specialized condenser water control, also provided the system with hot water for heating in the winter.

The new school provided students with a 21st century learning environment that addressed their specific learning needs such as sound attenuation. The installed systems also provided efficiencies through the latest design technology, and were environmentally responsible.

Project Objectives

  • Meet strict sounds attenuation requirements
  • Provide and energy efficient facility

Systems Installed

  • Web-based building automation system
  • (2) 250-ton RTWD heat pump chillers
  • (17) T-Series air handlers
  • (3) Lochinvar intellifin boilers
  • (4) Innovent “Premisys” air handlers
  • VAV boxes
  • Variable frequency drives
  • High-end sound attenuation packages for rooftop air handlers and chillers (BRD)

Seiberlich Trane makes Delaware’s schools efficient, comfortable, and environmentally responsible learning environments.

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