Orleans Elementary School
Located at the “elbow” of Cape Cod, where the peninsula points north, is the quaint seaside town of Orleans, Mass. Although the Atlantic Ocean wards off the wicked cold inland towns above the 42nd parallel often experience, Orleans still has a longer heating season than most towns along the East Coast. For years, Nauset Public Schools administrators had been considering an upgrade of the hydronic system at Orleans Elementary School, where a decades-old cast-iron boiler serving more than half of the school’s floor plan was at the end of its service life. “Parts were getting scarce, efficiency wasn’t anywhere near what’s available today, and there was no redundancy,” Orleans Elementary Facilities Manager Ron Collins said. In the spring of 2013, the district concluded the time …..MORE
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