Five New Energy-Positive Schools Underway!
Pictured above:Carolina Forest Middle School (August 2016)
Metcon|TA Loving a Joint Venture is the general contractor for five new energy positive schools (three middle, one intermediate and one elementary) in Horry County. The projects are well underway and are expected to be completed by the Summer of 2017. Metcon has completed 3 energy positive schools, and an energy positive electric utility building in the past 5 years. SfL+a is the lead Architect in conjunction with design-builder Firstfloor Energy Positive, working with consulting architects: Mozingo+Wallace Architects for exterior architecture and Stantec for interior architecture.
Each state-of-the-art facility will be a high-performance, safe and secure learning environment with classrooms, signature core spaces, and feature energy positive building systems. Each building features on-site renewable energy generation to produce more energy than the annual operation each school requires. The projects are equipped with roof-mounted photovoltaic solar panels, thermal energy storage, centralized geothermal HVAC, LED lighting, indoor air quality monitoring, an enhanced building automation system, and a superior building envelope.
"Metcon is honored to have the opportunity to work with Horry County Schools & SFL+a Architects to deliver these Energy Positive buildings to the students and community. “The new Energy Positive schools in Horry County will be an elite class of building setting the new standard in the U.S. for 21st century schools" said Aaron Thomas, President and CEO of Metcon,Inc.
- New Middle School, Carolina Forest Attendance Area: 170,784sf and house 1,200 students
- New Intermediate School, St. James Attendance Area: 170,784sf and house 1,200 students
- New Myrtle Beach Middle School: 170,784sf and house 1,200 students
- New Middle School, Socastee Attendance Area: 150,606sf and house 800 students
- Replacement School for Socastee Elementary: 120,401sf and house 916 students.
About Metcon, Inc.: Metcon is a Carolina’s based general contracting & construction management firm with over 700 successful project completions. Metcon delivers general contracting and construction management services for Higher Education, K-12, Medical, Multi-Family, Industrial, Hospitality, Corporate, and Government Entities throughout North and South Carolina. Metcon is the 2011/2013 National Minority Construction Firm of the Year as well as the recipient of 2013 ABC Eagle and ENR (Best K-12 project) award for the 1st Energy-Positive Privatized School in America - Sandy Grove Middle School. Metcon also received the 2015 ABC Eagle award for the 2nd/3rd energy positive schools in Wayne County. Metcon is headquartered in Pembroke, NC with regional offices in Raleigh, NC Charlotte, NC, and Columbia, SC.
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