Los Gatos High School Classroom and Music Buildings
Los Gatos High School is constructing a new classroom building and music building to support its growing student body. The new structures will replace old portable buildings and provide a state-of-the-art home for the high school’s comprehensive music program.
Integral Group is providing full mechanical, electrical, and plumbing design services for this project. The buildings will be solar-ready, requiring the careful calculation of roof loads, orientation, pitch, and surface area to account for the future addition of solar panels. Electrical conduits must be included to transfer solar energy from the rooftop array to the main electrical panel. These features will decrease the time and cost required to add PV in the future.
The HVAC system designed by Integral Group will use energy-efficient heat-pump package units. The buildings will also have low-flow water fixtures to reduce water consumption. We are also designing an energy monitoring system for the new buildings, which will promote energy efficiency by ensuring that energy use anomalies do not go unnoticed.