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R.E. French Family Education Foundation

R.E. French Family
Education Foundation
215 Main Street
Gridley, Kansas
2,700 Sq. Ft
Completed July 2009

Roof and Wall Treatments:
TPO Roof System with Pre-Finished Smart Siding and Stone Veneer.

Special Features:
SIP’s (structural insulated panels) exterior wall system with an R-24.7 insulation value that provides a superior insulation factor and savings of two weeks construction labor. The TPO, Smart Siding and Stone Veneer provide a virtually maintenance free exterior. Building is total electric with an air source heat pump for heating and cooling. A solar tube was installed in the lobby for natural lighting. The building was designed and constructed to meet Energy Star Ratings.

Special Needs:
Energy efficient design. A poured concrete wall and ceiling Safe Room for records and emergency shelter.

End Use:
New facility for the foundation offices.

An education foundation established by the late R. E. French as a means to help graduating high school students in East Central Kansas further their education through scholarships and grants.