The Dallas Independent School District added another eco-friendly facility to its list of schools with the completion of the Thelma Elizabeth Page Richardson Elementary School. The facility is the fifth environmentally sustainable school built by Satterfield & Pontikes Construction for DISD under the 2008 bond program. Richardson Elementary, which sits on a 15-acre site in east Dallas, will accommodate more than 800 students in grade levels PreK-5. With 38 classrooms, multi-purpose auditorium, kitchen/cafeteria, gymnasium and library/media center, the two-story energy-efficient school also features a protected courtyard entrance and light-filled lobby.
The work included:
• Geothermal HVAC system with associated well field and piping
• Structural steel frame, masonry exterior, metal wall panels, modified bitumen roof
• Ceramic tile, glazed block, VCT wood flooring and other finishes
• Telecommunications infrastructure
• Earthwork and site preparation
• Site utilities, roadway improvement, concrete drives and paving
• Food service equipment
• Playground, equipment, fencing, landscaping and irrigation Indoor pollution is reduced and air quality is improved through the use of adhesives, sealants, paints and coatings that are low-emitting volatile organic compound (VOC) materials that do not have dangerous off-gases. Ventilations systems and equipment comply with ASHRAE standards and guidelines relating to building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability.