The Putney School project includes two identical dormitories totaling 34,000 SF of new construction and associated site work. Each two-story building will consist of two three-bedroom faculty apartments and 11 student dorm rooms (44 beds total). The dormitories will include a shared common space and a kitchenette area, as well as a full basement to support additional storage.
Throughout the preconstruction process, The Putney School, Maclay Architects, Energy Balance, and ReArch considered various strategies to reduce the building’s carbon footprint and enhance the indoor environmental quality of students and faculty.
Sustainable and net-zero design features include:
- Rooftop solar hot water system with six solar collectors for producing hot water.
- The installation of solar panels on both buildings will provide an additional 50 kilowatts of energy, offsetting Putney’s current electrical usage by 65%.
- Foamed glass under slab insulation was used in place of crushed stone and rigid insulation.
The project is anticipated to be completed in early 2024.
Putney, VT Owner:The Putney School Architect/Engineer:
ReArch is very proactive in reviewing envelope details, always looking ahead to review and resolve those details weeks and months ahead of construction.