To say that a new high school was needed in the growing community of Watertown, TN, is a bit of an understatement. And when plans for the 208,000-square-foot facility were set, they called for a geothermal system that CHC Mechanical was more than happy to provide.
This new-from-the-ground-up facility was designed by a local firm, Kaatz, Binkley, Jones & Morris, with mechanical engineering by Engineering Services Group. Nashville’s RG Anderson Company supervised construction of this massive $37 million project, which was completed in May 2014.
The new Watertown High School will feature an updated football field and gymnasium and will be able to handle up to 1,000 Wilson County students. The school uses geothermal technology to heat and cool the building. CHC installed numerous water-source heat pump units and water-source wall room units to serve the classrooms and commons areas. Packaged fresh air units were installed to maintain outside air levels, while packaged roof-top units were used for the kitchen, hitting facility and field houses.