About Our Client

North Middle School is located in Everett, Washington—a city that values sustainability, preservation, and community building.

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School Modernization: Where to Start?

When we saw the modernization plans for the North Middle School campus—the first in a series of district-wide school renovations—we were impressed! The new campus will include a brand-new, two-story building with thirty classrooms, a larger parking lot and updates to the cafeteria, the gym and to the track and field. The district wanted to find the best way to make this renovation as cost-efficient and eco-conscious as possible without displacing students and staff—that’s where CHC and the folks at Flowtherm came in.

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Re-use and reduce: A sustainable solution for Everett School District

FlowTherm’s engineering team designed a high-efficiency, fully portable and pre-assembled heating and cooling system, capable of meeting the heating and cooling demands of a wide range of conditions.­ The entire system was assembled inside a shipping container and transported from FlowTherm Systems’ manufacturing site in Hayward, California. When the package arrived in Everett, it was ready to start up with minimal installation requirements.

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The Benefits of a Self-Contained Package

Like many modernization projects, The North Middle School modernization happened in phases. The previous heating and cooling equipment was located in a portion of the school campus that would be demolished to make room for the new building. FlowTherm’s package was installed and used as a central plant, servicing each portion of the school that was effected by this demolition.

The beauty of using a self-contained, portable package is that it can be moved and re-installed at other school sites. This means that The Everett School District can re-use their heating and cooling package at all of their upcoming modernizations, which saves time, materials, and cost—a huge plus for this sustainability-focused district!

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