• New 150,000 sq. ft secondary school and community center, Burlington, Ontario.
• Consists of: library, classrooms, workshops, cafeteria, administrative offices, multipurpose rooms.
Hollow core slabs at no additional cost allow for:
• Radiant heating and cooling (no wet system required).
• Energy storage battery.
• Intelligent energy manager +.
• Added resilience to climate change.
Modest school construction budget and increased efficiency had to provide long-term energy savings. It was not at odds with this low energy educational building.
Integration of conventional heating/cooling equipment with building fabric does not call for special considerations in building envelope design.
In fact integration is reducing the pressure on building envelope due to lower delta (differences) between indoorand outdoor temperatures
Thermal energy storage seamlessly integrates with architectural designs. Key performance metrics compared to others - no maintenance plus life time warranty.
Building orientation is important, but not critical with advanced integration it has.
Library consists of high and low spaces.
High ceilings due to smaller ductwork allow for more storage space in the future.
Radiant comfort with super quiet ventilation adds to freshness and serenity critical for learning spaces.
Higher ceilings dilute contaminants in the space. Pollutants from experiments successfully removed through effective ventilation without affect on comfort.
Large windows, no perimeter heating, quiet ventilation, radiant comfort year round, improved indoor air quality are justfew benefits to a happier workplace.