Annie E. Fales Elementary School

Project

Annie E. Fales Elementary School

Education K-12

Westborough , MA | 2021

  • 70K GSF
  • 3 Companies

About

The new Annie E. Fales Elementary School, a K-3 grade school in Westborough, Massachusetts is projected to achieve net-positive energy use when it opens in Fall of 2021. The school’s ground-floor public spaces—the cafetorium, gymnasium, and administrative offices—are built into the hillside to reduce heat loss and gain through exterior walls. Rooftop monitors and solar panel arrays harvest both daylight and solar energy, while 40 geothermal wells assure the building operates entirely on electric energy. Westborough is also working with National Grid to establish a net-metering contract. This will allow the school to off-load excess energy generated in the summer and draw electricity in the winter

Project Owner

Westborough Public Schools

Is the project achieving or targeting net zero energy?

Achieving

Is the project Net Zero or Net Zero Ready?

Net Zero

Project Size in GSF

70K

Category of height

Low-Rise

How is the building all-electric for heating?

Ground-source Heat Pump

Is the service hot water all-electric?

Yes

On-site renewable energy

100%

Is the owner purchasing off-site renewable energy to offset all electricity consumption?

Unknown

The construction cost difference from "conventional" to being net zero "ready" (including incentives) for this building is

>5% to 8%

Certifications related to Energy / Carbon

LEED, LEED ZERO

Site EUI

24.9 kBtu/sf/year

Net Site EUI

-6.6 kBtu/sf/year

What is the climate zone for this project?

5A Cool Humid

Project Team

Civil Engineering
Architecture
Construction