BPC School

Battery Park City School (PS/IS 276M) is a new school building designed to accommodate an approximate student capacity of 950 students from Pre-K to Eighth Grade. Being constructed in this beautifully developed section of Manhattan, PS/IS 276M is surrounded by Historic Battery Park, two museums, a new esplanade and a variety of luxury hotels, apartments and condominiums.   DVL was responsible for the design of all MEP systems within this school building and maintaining the standards set by the NYC Green Schools Guide and sustainable guidelines in place by the Battery Park City Authority. In order to implement these special considerations, DVL designed energy efficient mechanical systems. 100% outside air intake ventilation units with heat recovery systems were provided, as well as high efficiency motors with variable frequency drive sand high efficiency cooling equipment. Green principals were also applied to the design of the roof of this building to conserve and best utilize rain water as well as having created systems that reduced overall water usage. Electrical systems within the new school building have onsite renewable energy generation sources, one of which comes from rooftop solar panels. Lighting also incorporated the usage of occupancy control sensors and daylight harvesting which automatically adjusts lighting based on individuals in the room and dependent on incoming sunlight. As this was one of the first schools to be built under the NYC Green Schools Guidelines, it was highlighted in the Design, Develop, Construct Journal.