BCK-IBI Group completed a $30 million project for Union-Endicott Central School District at the Jennie F. Snapp Middle School. The project consists of additions and major renovations, as well as major upgrades to the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems. The school will have an energy efficient heat pump system, which will provide heating and cooling to the majority of the spaces. Electrically, the lighting system is being replaced with high-efficiency, T-5 lighting fixtures with daylight sensors and auto-dimming ballasts. Not only are these lighting fixtures energy efficient, but they automatically reduce lighting levels when there is enough daylight provided naturally. The majority of the plumbing fixtures are being replaced with low-flow or no-flow fixtures. This will save thousands of gallons of water annually. We have been sensitive to the type of refrigerant we are using in the cooling systems to minimize any negative impact on the environment, greenhouse gases, ozone, etc. We are specifying materials with low volatile organic compounds (VOC’s), and bringing in more outside air into the building, for better indoor air quality. We are also specifying regional materials, to reduce emissions due to transportation, and to bolster the local economy.