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HEATING ISSUES AT GLENROCK HIGH SCHOOL
This winter we have had difficulties in maintaining a reasonable temperature in the commons area in the high school when the temperatures have dipped below zero and remained there for several days. The school district hired West Plains Engineering, Inc. out of Casper to study this issue and offer some possible solutions. The heating and ventilation system (HVAC) is a dual duct system that is original to the building. The majority of the duct work is below grade or below ground. The original boilers serving the hot water heating system were replaced in 2010. The chillers that serve the chilled water system were installed in 2004. The exterior walls are constructed of pre-stressed concrete and do not contain any insulation. The lack of any insulation and the heating duct work below grade creates a very inefficient heating and cooling system. This type of construction and heating system met the standards in 1979 when high school construction began. This type of construction does not meet today’s construction standards. With that being said, it leaves the school district with very few options to correct the heating issues. One option that West Plains Engineering has recommended to the school district is to install 2’x4’ radiant panels in the drop down ceiling in the commons area. We will need to install an insulated hot water line above the drop down ceiling to supply the panels. The panels are covered with insulation. This will force the hot water heat downward as the air will follow the path of least resistance. This work will be done this summer once the boilers have been shut down.