South Carolina Chapter

The geographic area served consists of the state of South Carolina.

Regional Manager: Edi Francesconi

Fall Tour

Thursday, October 13, 2022
10:00 am – 2:00 pm EDT

Aiken County Schools

Ridge Spring-Monetta K-12 On-site Replacement
1071 Trojan Rd, Monetta, SC

Ridge Spring-Monetta

LS3P was enlisted to design a multi-phase addition/renovation to an existing middle school to create a 950-student, K-12 school for this community. Numerous visioning sessions were held with students, teachers, administrators, parents and the community to enlist feedback on their vision for this new comprehensive school.

The design for this K-12 project was focused on creating a school where elementary students are separated from 6-12th grades, yet are able to share kitchen facilities and some administrative functions. The new facade along Trojan Road provides a real identity to this community school.

The project was designed to be constructed over various phases with the goal of an entire K-12 school being under one roof. Phase 1 comprised of an existing Middle School wing on the campus. LS3P’s engagement began with Phase 2, which included the addition of a new High School, some shell space to serve the future Elementary School, an expansion of the existing Middle School/High School dining room, new athletic fields, and renovations to the Middle School wing. Once the new high school was added to the existing middle school building, the old high school building on the campus was demolished. Phase 3 included the addition of a new elementary school.

YEAR COMPLETED: Est. 2022 | SIZE: 37,500 SF Existing, 211,500 SF Additions, 15,600 SF Renovation
CAPACITY: 950 Students | GRADES SERVED: K-12

The tour is FREE, but please register so we can get an accurate head count.


How to Get Your ESSER II “ACT” Together

Tonia Mallett Smith, Director, Office of Emergency Programs, SCDE
Jasmeen Shaw, P.E., Director, Office of Social Facilities, SCDE

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The purpose of these sessions is to provide an overview of the Elementary and Secondary Schools Emergency Relief (ESSER II) Funds that has been awarded to school districts as subgrants under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act.

Learn about funds made available to school districts to improve IAQ in existing facilities. Learn how to apply for funds and what facility improvements can be implemented under the conditions of the grant.

EPA Supports Healthy Indoor Environments in Schools During COVID-19 Pandemic The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Tools for Schools Program remains fully committed to our stakeholders who are working to ensure that schools are healthy places to work and learn, whether school is in session or not. This page contains a set of health and safety resources to consult as you respond to COVID-19 in your facilities.
Energy Savings Plus Health Guide Energy Savings Plus Health: Indoor Air Quality Guidelines for School Building Upgrades equips school districts to integrate indoor air quality protections into school energy efficiency retrofits and other building upgrade projects. School districts starting the building retrofit process will be able to optimize energy efficiency upgrades without compromising occupant health.
ENERGY STAR ENERGY STAR® is the government-backed symbol for energy efficiency, providing simple, credible, and unbiased information that consumers and businesses rely on to make well-informed decisions. Thousands of industrial, commercial, utility, state, and local organizations—including about 40% of the Fortune 500®—partner with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to deliver cost-saving energy efficiency solutions that improve air quality and protect the climate.
ENERGY STAR K-12 Tools and Resources This page provides a list of several tools and resources produced for ENERGY STAR stakeholders.
ENERGY STAR Building Upgrade Manual
(see Chapter 10 for K-12 schools)
The Building Upgrade Manual is a comprehensive guide to profitable energy efficiency upgrades presented in an easy-to-understand framework designed especially for ENERGY STAR partners. This 18-page chapter for K-12 schools addresses challenges and opportunities, energy-use profile, technical recommendations, and financial and implementation issues.
Cash Flow Opportunity Calculator The Cash Flow Opportunity (CFO) Calculator helps inform strategic decisions about financing energy efficiency projects. Using the tool, you will be able to estimate cost of delaying energy efficiency measures, how much new equipment you can finance using anticipated savings, as well whether you should finance now or wait for a lower interest rate.
Did Your Energy Efficiency Project Get Lost in Translation? Financial Speak for Facility Managers Understanding your organization’s decision-making process, being able to effectively speak to the benefit of improved cash flow, and improving your financial literacy can greatly increase your probability of receiving approval for a project. This 7-page paper highlights alternative financing solutions specific to energy efficiency that may offer a solution for getting to “yes” for your project.
Easy Access to Energy Improvement Funds in the Public Sector This primer provides an overview of two of the most popular mechanisms for financing energy efficiency projects in the public sector: performance contracts and tax-exempt lease-purchase agreements.
ENERGY STAR Performance Contracting Best Practices Use this 14-page PDF to learn how to integrate publicly available, no-cost ENERGY STAR tools into the energy performance contracting process in order to make performance contracting projects more actionable and understandable for building owners, tenants, policy makers, and the public.
Finding Money for Your Energy Efficiency Projects This 14-page paper describes how performance contracts and tax-exempt lease-purchase agreements may offer you a practical solution when no money is available in the current budget for further improvements. It equips you to persuade the decision-makers that implementing energy efficiency upgrades is a good business decision and should be done as soon as possible.

SchoolsNEXT 2020

The SchoolsNEXT team from Beck International Academy, Greenville, SC secured an Award of Commendation at the 2020 LearningSCAPES virtual conference.

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2020/2021 Award Winners

Honor Award

Anderson Institute of Technology
Anderson Institute of Technology

Roper Mountain Science Center
Roper Mountain Science Center

Graniteville Elementary School
Graniteville Elementary School

Merit Awards
Beechwood Middle School
Rosewood Elementary School Library Addition
Heyward Career & Technology Center – Culinary Arts Addition
Legacy Early College Hollis Building

Citation Award
Fairforest Middle School
Anderson School Districts 1 and 2 Career and Technology Center – Conference Building

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SchoolsNEXT Design Competition Award Winner 2020 for South Carolina

The South Carolina Chapter has selected a team of students from Beck International Academy in Greenville as the winner of the 2020 SchoolsNEXT Competition for South Carolina.

SchoolsNEXT lets students plan and design a school with the help of classroom teachers and school design professionals. Students learn about the design process and the importance of healthy, safe, sustainable and resilient schools that promote student achievement. Following a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) curriculum, students plan a school from concept to completion, with sketches, models, and documentation on site planning, floor plan layouts and interior design. Participants’ teamwork and leadership skills are enhanced by a required presentation to a jury composed of school design professionals (architects, engineers, planners, school staff) from across South Carolina.

Beck International Academy will represent South Carolina at the Southeast regional competition. The team is composed of Ashton Colantonio, Isaiah Smith, Jabori Arnold, Kyre Sheppard, Lilly Abdella, Seniko Hogan and Tristynn Sizemore, and was led by Emily Strickland, a Math Interventionist at Beck Academy. Scott Powell and Ali McClure from Craig, Gaulden, Davis Architecture served as design coaches.

Click here for more information on the SchoolsNEXT Design Competition.
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LearningSCAPES 2022


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