VERTEX’s subsidiary, Compass Project Management Inc. (Compass), is serving as the Owner’s Project Manager for the Town of Westwood. Compass managed the feasibility study for the Town’s plan for its new elementary school to replace the existing Hanlon School and its consideration of consolidating two elementary schools into a single school.
Currently, Compass is working with the Town of Westwood on the new Hanlon Deerfield Elementary School. This new 560 student, $88M, 113,000sf school will have modern education spaces and community amenities including a large gym and 11×7 soccer field for the Town. It will be a Net Zero Ready school with a project Energy Use Intensity of 22 KBtu/Sf/yr. When completed, it will be one of the most energy-efficient schools in Massachusetts. The project will have one of the best HVAC systems to address indoor air quality and will exceed the CDC standard for dealing with pandemics such as COVID. The new school is on track to be completed in February 2025.