Pearson International Airport fire-fighting training facility, Toronto Ontario. 2006.
• Facilities consist of: Classrooms, library computer lab, gym, admistrative offices, fire truck bays.
• LEED Silver Project
• Received AIA Award of Excellence
• Solar wall linked with thermal mass of the building outperforms manufacturer's specifications
• It is active in winter withs solar pre-heat.
• Summer night sky cooling linked with thermal energy storage enabled.
Hollow core floor slabs factory re-branded and installed as energy storage and radiant heating/cooling kit.
Cafeteria with high ceilings. Fresh air supplier via in-floor air diffusers (displacement ventilation).
Increased clear floor to floor height attributed to thermal mass that leads to smaller ductwork.
Quiet comfort and indoor freshness.
Pairing ventilation with hollow core slabs is pushing the envelope in high performance building and Net Zero Energy buildings.
Unexpected benefits: radiant comfort, energy storage, added resilience to climate change.
Standard building products adapted in this LEED Silver building for enhanced comfort, energy savings with added freshness.
The ultimate desired outcome evident in this building - smooth conversion from conventional to high performance without introducing new and costly indoor comfort systems and the need to retrain maintenance personnel.
Solar Wall intended for solar pre-heat was used in both heating and cooling modes. Integration took it beyond manufacturers performance specificaitons.