Useful Definitions

  • The Design Process: 6 Phases

    There are 6 phases of a building project.  The Lincoln School Project is currently in the “conceptual design” phase.  At the June 9th Special Town Meeting, the Town will vote to decide which concept moves forward into the “schematic design” phase.  The website from which this graphic was taken provides definitions of each phase.

    http://hmhai.com/design-phases/

  • Construction Costs vs Total Project Costs

    Construction Costs = Materials + Labor utilized in the renovation/construction of a building.

    Total Project Costs = Construction Costs + Architectural and Engineering Fees; Other Professional Fees; Fixtures, Furniture & Equipment (FF&E).  This encompasses every aspect of the project.

    The total project costs for the 6 Lincoln School concepts under consideration range from $49M to $109M.

    To learn more about both construction and total project costs for schools in Massachusetts, visit these two Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) website pages: Capital Planning Data & Information: Cost Data and School Construction Costs

  • Cost/SF

    Total cost of the project divided by the total number of square feet.

    The total project cost/SF of the 6 concepts under consideration ranges from $354/SF to $621/SF.

  • EUI

    EUI = Energy Use Intensity.  It is the total amount of energy consumed by the building divided by the total number of square feet. The current building has an EUI of 65. An EUI in the low 20’s is considered a good target for New England. A building is “net zero” if enough electric generation (i.e. solar panels, wind power) is added to offset the amount of energy consumed.

  • Net Zero

    Net Zero: A building is “net zero” if enough electric generation (i.e. solar panels, wind power) is added to offset the amount of energy consumed.

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