Achieved through sound design of efficient building systems; including water source heat pumps, heat recovery, water conserving fixtures, and daylighting controls; an enhanced building thermal envelope with continuous air barrier systems, solar shading, and high performance glazing; and the careful detailing of interfacing facade components combined with the Owner’s building operations and energy management planning has contributed to the George L. Catrambone Elementary School’s EPA’s ENERGY STAR Certification! A true testament of the school’s performance!
Becica Associates is pleased to announce that the Haddonfield residents approved all three components of the 2016 Bond Referendum! This is an exciting time for the Haddonfield Public Schools, residents and most importantly the students! Read all about the voting results and the Board of Education’s enthusiasm published by The Haddonfield Sun. Supporting documents for the Referendum can be found here.
Becica Associates LLC is proud to announce Governor Chris Christie’s celebratory opening and the successful completion of the George L. Catrambone Elementary School. Becica Associates was responsible for the design of the new 109,000 square foot Elementary School in Long Branch, New Jersey. Completion on time and under budget is indicative of the successful collaboration of all team members involved. Check out the State of New Jersey, Office of the Governor’s website posting.
The cost effective design not only meets the District’s educational curriculum and provides high level building security but also incorporates many sustainable technologies and systems, just a few of which include high efficiency HVAC and plumbing systems, a high performance building envelope, daylighting controls and sustainable materials.
The academic wings were designed with exterior views in all learning spaces and were arranged to offer quiet zones for learning, buffered from the active assembly areas and music rooms. Pre-K and K classrooms are located adjacent to the outdoor playground, complete with a safety surfacing system. Interior and exterior performance areas, a courtyard classroom and flexible multi-use spaces all provide students with enhanced learning opportunities.
With the start of school on September 4th, the 22,800 square foot Classroom wing and All Purpose room received a completely new roof system and alterations to the HVAC system in less than three weeks! The next phase includes replacement of the HVAC system for 12 classrooms during school hours.