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Francis Elementary School, Aldine ISD


The School was designed to provide early childhood, Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten education and care for the district’s children.

Mechanical systems consisted of a 450 ton chilled water system, gas fired water boilers and a VAV air distribution system. Outside air/exhaust air heat recover systems as well as high efficiency chillers were specified to meet the energy code requirements.

Electrical systems included general lighting and power with a 3000 amp 480 volt service; theatrical lighting for the stage; and infrastructure for technology systems. Wattstopper lighting controls were specified, including daylight harvesting to meet the energy codes.

Plumbing systems included domestic cold and hot water systems; sanitary and roof drainage systems; natural gas distribution; and fire sprinkler system.

Low voltage systems included local sound amplification for the stage.


Houston, TX

Services Provided

Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Theatrical Lighting, Sound Systems


Huitt-Zollars (formerly known as Morris Architects)

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