Boardwalk Campus - Douglas & Gates Schools

Project

Boardwalk Campus - Douglas & Gates Schools

Education K-12

Acton , MA | 2022

  • 175K GSF
  • 3 Companies
  • 1 Professional

About

Designed as the first Double Zero (zero energy, zero water) school in Massachusetts, the 175,000 SF Boardwalk Campus serves as a new model for sustainable, healthy, and resilient schools for communities across the country. Multiple organizations and design guides have highlighted the project as a case study. The building houses two elementary schools and a preschool program. The building supports the local community, provides a healthy place for learning/working, and reduces operational costs allowing more funds to support educational programs.

Project Owner

Acton-Boxborough Regional School District

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

175K

Category of height

Mid-Rise

Percent site energy savings

41%

Percent site energy savings vs. stretch code baseline or vs. LEED baseline if stretch code not applicable.

How is the building all-electric for heating?

Ground-source Heat Pump

Is the service hot water all-electric?

Yes

What is the primary system type for domestic hot water?

Electric resistance instantaneous

On-site renewable energy

100%

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

No

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

>-1% to 1%

Certifications related to Energy / Carbon

CHPS

Site EUI

23.0 kBtu/sf/year

Net Site EUI

0.0 kBtu/sf/year

What is the climate zone for this project?

5A Cool Humid

Websites for more information

Project Team

Sustainability Consulting
  • Arrowstreet

    In Business Since 1961

    2.9M GSF

    13 Projects

    1 Professional

  • Kate Bubriski

    LEED AP BD+C, CPHC®

    architect

    2.9M GSF

    12 Projects

    20 Years Experience

Architecture
  • Arrowstreet

    In Business Since 1961

    2.9M GSF

    13 Projects

    1 Professional

  • Kate Bubriski

    LEED AP BD+C, CPHC®

    architect

    2.9M GSF

    12 Projects

    20 Years Experience

Energy Engineering
Civil Engineering