BLOOMINGDALE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL REPAIR FWCS Building Renovation
The single pane exterior window systems were replaced with new thermally efficient window and insulated metal panel systems. The overall amount of glass was decreased, both to add insulated wall space and to provide additional wall display surface area within the classrooms. The precast concrete walls were also treated with foam spray insulation on the interior to add to the air-tightness of the building envelope.
Security improvements are also a major component of the REPAIR FWCS program. Prior to the renovation, visitors to Bloomingdale Elementary entered directly into the main corridor and could proceed directly to any room in the building. As part of the renovation, the office and entrance vestibule areas were reconfigured so that visitors are required to enter the office to check in prior to being allowed admittance to the rest of the building.
The office area was also outfitted with a new work area for staff and a display wall where student artwork hangs proudly for parents and visitors to view.
Prior the to the renovation, the building's heating system was experiencing regular failures due to aged equipment and piping. The building also did not have air conditioning. as part of the renovation, all new energy efficient boilers were installed along with a central chiller, all new distribution piping, unit ventilators in each classroom and temperature control systems.
The multipurpose room received new heating and cooling units, energy efficient LED lighting, a new VCT floor with integral gym floor lines, and a fresh coat of paint on walls and ceilings.
Classrooms also benefited from the heating, cooling and other thermal upgrades. Energy efficient (and brighter!) lighting replaced obsolete lighting systems. New markerboards, tackboards and audio/video projection systems were installed as teaching aids. New ceilings, flooring, and freshly painted walls complete the upgrades and provide fresh, inviting spaces for children to learn.