West Virginia ASHRAE Chapter

Fall Tour Clendenin Elementary School

Join us for a tour of a new school under construction. Our hosts are John Pruett and James Lowry from ZMM.

John A. Pruett, PE, LEED AP is a Senior Mechanical Engineer with ZMM Architects and Engineers. John has served many years as the WV ASHRAE Chapter Treasurer.

James Lowry went thru the Chapter Chairs and served as Chapter President 2019-2020. We thank them and Adam Krason, AIA, NCARB, LEED-AP for the opportunity to see a recent ZMM’s project. 

Project Facts:

The HVAC system for the new Clendenin Elementary school consists of water-cooled variable refrigerant systems (VRS). The water loop for the VRS condensing units is a geothermal wellfield consisting of fifty (50) 400-foot wells piped in five 10-well circuits. Ventilation air is provided to the building by three dx cooled / natural gas heated DOAS units. Each DOAS unit has an enthalpy wheel. VAV boxes are used on the DOAS units to vary ventilation air to individual spaces based on carbon dioxide levels.

 Energy monitoring is also provided for the building. Water, natural gas and electric are all metered and reported to the building controls. Natural gas is metered based on end use: domestic water, HVAC and kitchen equipment. Electric is also metered based on end use: HVAC, lighting and plug loads.

Date: Nov 16, 2023 In person meeting.

Time 12:00 to 1:00 EST. Lunch is optional. You can purchase lunch for $10 when you register. If eating lunch please arrive around 11:30 to eat and network. Register here: https://wvashraechapter.wufoo.com/forms/wv-ashrae-clendenin-school-tour/

Everyone needs to register. You will need a hard hat for the tour. Please bring one. Terry Hollandsworth has a few extra. You can contact him at [email protected]


Take Interstate 79 to Clendenin exit 19. Turn onto Spencer Road toward Rt 119.Turn right onto Rt 119. Lastly turn right onto school access road directly across from the “Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s witnesses”

7065 Elk River Road North, Clendenin (Elkview) WV  25045

School is about 24 minutes and 20 miles north-east of Charleston.

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