This project included the addition of a 175 KW, 120/208 volt, 3-phase standby generator for the Lincoln Center, which houses the administrative offices for the school district, and the Storage Facility. A 400 amp, 120/208 volt, 3-phase, 4-wire, 4-pole automatic transfer switch was installed for the Lincoln Center, and a 200 amp, 120/208 volt, 3-phase, 4-wire, 4-pole automatic transfer switch was installed for the Storage Facility. Power distribution equipment, including new wiring troughs, fused disconnect switches, and panelboards were added at both buildings to facilitate the standby power system. At the Lincoln Center, the generator provides standby power to the Information Technology equipment to maintain a continuous power source on the school district main servers. At the Storage Facility, the generator provides standby power for the existing freezer and coolers that store a bulk of the food service inventory.
The Wooten Company provided engineering design services for a new 156,000 square foot high school for the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School District. The new high school was silver LEED certified; making it the first LEED certified school in North Carolina. The school accommodates an initial enrollment of 800 students with core capacity for an eventual 1,200 students. It is located in the Town of Carrboro on a parcel of land off Smith Level Road. The design of the facility was intended to evoke images of the town and its personality, focusing on the friendly, comfortable, and personal character of the community. The educational environment creates a sense of place; an inviting, small learning community feel. The focus of the facility is the central commons, seen as the “piazza” of the school, where all roads lead. The heart of the school is the Library Learning Center, the physical and spiritual centerpiece of the school.