For K-12 design, student learning is always the priority. That's why we work with districts to design systems that serve the needs of schools' students, faculty, and staff, and ensure minimal disruption to learning. To do so, we use careful phasing and sequencing so certain areas of a school can remain occupied while others are under construction and plan for construction over breaks to accommodate the academic schedule. We also bring facilities and maintenance staff into the conversation by gathering their input and providing training, that way your systems run at optimal efficiency. Our team is well equipped to handle whatever projects you may have as our K-12 experience runs the gamut from brand new schools to substantial renovations and expansions of existing campuses for wide variety of facility types including classrooms, cafeterias, performing arts, and athletics.

We embrace sustainable K-12 MEP design, always in a way that makes sense for your campus and district, transforming your schools themselves teaching tools for green and energy efficient practices. To Cleary Zimmermann, energy conservation is yet another way to control and reduce operation costs, helping you to anticipate future growth, keep to your budget, and do more with less. We are knowledgeable of both CHPS and LEED certification, and can provide related services such as life cycle cost analysis and energy modeling. We can also help you pursue rebates from local utilities and achieve Energy Star certification.

We also understand that both technology and security have growing presence for today's schools. Cleary Zimmermann's IT/Security Division can help design customized information technology and security solutions for your district, including structured cabling, data networking, voice systems, A/V, access control, intrusion detection, and electronic surveillance. Whether this means wireless networks and smartboards or security cameras and vestibules, we will work with you to design systems that allows you to control information within and access to your building, giving the entire school community peace of mind.

In K-12 projects the stakes are different: you are trying to anticipate the education of the future while using and preserving the facilities of the present, all for the benefit of our children.
Wade Cleary, PE, LEED® AP, CxA
Managing Principal

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