Youth and Family Link, LEED® Certified
Youth and Family Link is a nonprofit organization that provides services to engage children and families, who struggle in home, school, or have been hospitalized due to mental health issues, towards positive resources.
R&W provided services to help achieve a LEED® Certified rating, as well as Electrical and Mechanical design and commissioning services. R&W completed HVAC, plumbing, lighting and power design for the addition and a new gymnasium and two classrooms, remodeled existing building entry, lobby, and restrooms. The lighting design that R&W provided for the classroom and gym saves energy effectively by using day lighting sensors. The use of Solatubes enabled the reduction of lighting, creating more efficiency. Natural ventilation is used for gymnasium cooling supported by high efficiency rooftop units. The classrooms are cooled using high efficiency split system heat pumps. All Plumbing fixtures are low flow saving over 30% of normal water usage. R&W assisted the contractor with LEED commissioning services which provided the ability to monitor the project, maximizing the efficiency to meet all State and local codes. R&W assisted in meeting grant requirements for state funding. R&W provided LEED consulting services including: building energy modeling, eco-charettes, meetings, etc.