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The Lincoln School Project concept selected at the June 9th Special Town Meeting is being designed to meet the Town of Lincoln’s Energy Standards. The standards were adopted at the 2008 Annual Town Meeting.

Latest EUI Analysis - Project remains on target!

EUI Analysis as of August 28, 2019

Click here for Solar Design Associates’ Presentation to the SBC on August 15, 2018

Blog Posts - Sustainability

Exterior Update

Last Wednesday, while the sun was still up, the SBC spent part of its meeting outside looking at proposed exterior materials in natural light. As a result, the SBC approved 1) a red brick that mimics the brick on the current Smith School; 2) a dark, warm gray accent brick; and 3) a pallet of […]

SBC Summer Fun!

What a fabulous 4th of July parade! Enjoy some more parade photos below. The SBC will continue to meet over the summer. On the agenda this Wednesday (July 10, 7:00pm, Hartwell multipurpose room): Update on exterior elevations and materials Review mechanical/electrical/plumbing (MEP) systems Review LEED scorecard Project budget update ***Please Note*** The SBC website will be […]

Update from Town Meeting 2019

For the first time in…a long time…there was no school project presentation or vote at Town Meeting. However, there were two warrant articles with ties to the project: Property Tax Study Committee: In February, the Selectmen (BOS) appointed the Study Committee, which is charged with examining existing tax abatement/deferral programs, determining unmet needs, investigating other […]

23 and We…

…Throughout the development of the school project, we have been focused on reaching an energy use target of EUI 23.  What does that mean, how do we get there, and are we getting close to our goal? First, a refresher, what is EUI? Energy Use Intensity (EUI) = The amount of energy (kBtu) consumed per […]

If Sustainability is Important to You…

…or you just love learning about mechanical and building systems, this is the meeting for you! SBC Meeting this Wednesday! (February 13th) 7:00pm, Hartwell Multipurpose Room On the Agenda: Introduce the Commissioning Agent (person who oversees the execution of all the detailed work that must be done to meet our sustainability goals) Review the Owner’s […]

Making Progress…

The Design Development phase is defined by a continuous series of design refinements, feedback, and decisions. At Wednesday’s SBC meeting, the committee reviewed a couple of different roofline options for the Learning Commons, and considered several possible design directions for the pathways and courtyards on both the east and west sides of the new main […]

Meeting Reminder

The SBC’s first meeting of 2019 is tomorrow night (Wednesday, January 9th) at 7:00pm, Hartwell multipurpose room. It is a full agenda! As a reminder, SBC agendas can always be found by using the link on the left hand side of the www.lincolnsbc.org home page (scroll down a bit), or by going to the School Committee […]

Next SBC Meeting

The SBC will meet Wednesday, December 19th, 7:00pm, Hartwell Multipurpose Room. Items on the agenda include: Report on design meeting at SMMA Report on PPA Sub Committee  

BALLOT VOTE – MONDAY!!!

Click the image to play the video (and turn on the volume!) And if you weren’t able to make it to Town Meeting on Saturday, and want to watch the presentations or hear the questions, you can watch it here!

This is a Community Project

Over the past 19 months, the Lincoln School project has been forged by the willingness of residents with a wide range of values, priorities, expertise, opinions, and viewpoints to come together to try to collaboratively solve an incredibly complex problem. The goal of the SBC has been to create a process and a platform for […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

The Outreach Team wishes everyone a turkey-and-pie-filled, enjoyable few days! We will be on hiatus for just a bit…and then you’ll be hearing from us quite frequently in the final days before the Special Town Meeting which is a week from Saturday! A few links in case you’re trying to avoid doing the dishes: Lincoln […]

Of Massing Studies, Elevations, and Façades…

…Whether or not you are well-versed in architectural vocabulary, you probably have an opinion about how buildings look.  Here is your opportunity to weigh in on the Lincoln School project! The SBC spent significant time talking about the floor plan for the new “heart” of the school, now it’s time to make a decision about […]

SOTT Recap

Now that we are in the home stretch, you will be hearing from the Outreach Team a bit more frequently – we thank you for understanding! State of the Town Update At Saturday’s State of the Town, the SBC gave an update on the Lincoln School project’s progress since June. Here are the highlights (see […]

Putting the Pieces Together – This Week is “All School All the Time”!

We’ve talked a lot about the complexity of the Lincoln School project – this week multiple Town boards and committees have the project on their agendas. Each will dive into the details as seen through the lens of their committee’s charge.  On Thursday, many boards will meet together to try to understand how all the […]

We wait…

…with bated breath…On Thursday, the schematic design for the Lincoln School project was sent out for cost estimation (here are the slides from the September 12th meeting which give an overview of the elements of the project). In keeping with best practices, the design will be evaluated by two different groups of estimators. The work […]

Getting Caught Up

On Wednesday the School Building Committee hosted two Community Workshop sessions. There was a great cross-section of the community represented both in the morning and in the evening, and we thank everyone for making time during what is always a hectic week! The presentation focused on six main areas of the project: the floor plan […]

It’s Time to Go Back to School (Building Committee)!

Community Workshops: THIS WEDNESDAY, September 5th – 2 Sessions • 8:00am – 10:00am • 7:00pm – 9:00pm • Both (identical) sessions will be in the Brooks (Reed) Gym The SBC has been meeting all summer and a lot of work has been done. This is your opportunity to get caught up and ask questions before […]

Electrical Systems, Energy Model, & PV

August 15th Meeting Recap: Those who spend time in the Lincoln School know that whether it’s summer or winter, currently there is a wide temperature range from one room to another. One of the big impacts of the renovation will be a better, quieter, and much more consistent environment for our students and faculty. The […]

The Building, PV Panels, and Us…

…this is what we need to meet our goal of making the Lincoln School a “net zero” building. Make no mistake, this is an ambitious goal that requires careful planning, attention to detail, and conscious decisions about how we use the building. A further complexity of meeting our goal is the fact that this is […]

So What Might it Look Like?

“Honoring our History, Building our Future” is not just our project’s motto, it translates into decisions we have already made (choosing L3 on June 9th) and into the decisions we are making now during the schematic design phase of the project. At the July 25th meeting, SMMA and EwingCole introduced exterior elevation renderings to the SBC. […]

July 25th: Exterior Elevations and Site Circulation

July 11th Recap: At last week’s meeting, the SBC looked at a new iteration of the floor plan, discussed components of sustainability, and reviewed an updated project schedule. The meetings are now being televised, and you can watch the July 11th meeting here. The slides from the meeting are posted here. Up Next: On July 25th, the […]

July 11th Focus: Building Envelope & Sustainability

We have ambitious goals! How do we minimize energy consumption and maximize sustainability? Answering that question requires careful attention to the building envelope.  The “envelope” is comprised of the walls, roof, floor, and windows.  Decisions about each of these has a direct impact on the long-term energy use of the school. Please come to the July 11th […]

Join Us! – Focus on Hubs and Commons

Interested in the configuration of Hub Spaces and the Commons?  Come to the SBC meeting on Wednesday, June 27th! As mentioned in last week’s blog post, over the next few months each meeting will feature a mini “charette” focused on a particular aspect of the design. Unless otherwise noted, all SBC meetings start at 7:00pm, Hartwell […]

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