- Published on Wednesday, 15 August 2012 14:39
McCormick Middle School has inadequate heating and cooling.
I'm not sure anyone can dispute this. But this is not an insurmountable problem. With the alternate plan suggested on this website, a modern and efficient heating and cooling system can be installed. It is also very possible that the installation of this system could happen at no cost to local taxpayers!
An argument has been presented by some that there is no ductwork to install air conditioning, so it can never happen. That is simply not true! McCormick has high ceilings throughout the building. There is no reason why ductwork cannot be run on the ceilings and then a drop ceiling installed. In fact, any energy efficiency program would lower the ceilings anyway. So ductwork is not an issue.
In addition, the alternate plan would demolish and rebuild the central 1867 section that presently contains the boiler room. This rebuilding process presents a perfect opportunity to install state-of-the-art climate control systems, including geothermal systems that will reduce operating costs.
The resulting, newly built and renovated McCormick Middle School would provide a clean, comfortable learning environment for Wellington's deserving students.
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