This project involves the construction of an 80,000 sq. ft. K-8 school for the City of New Haven Public Schools. The Mechanical Systems for the building include a four-pipe hydronic distribution system with fan coil units fed hot water & chilled water from the hydronic system and fresh air from a heat recovery make-up air unit serve the classrooms. The hydronic system is served by a state of the art Central Plant that contains an electric and thermal power generating Fuel Cell. Occupancy sensors control the classroom lighting and fan coil units. Overall the budget for this project was approximately 25 million dollars. Through a structured process of working with the construction manager, program manager and cost estimators the design team, through submission review and value engineering was able to keep this expansive complicated project within budget. The school opened successfully on it’s originally planned opening date.