This high-performance school was achievable within the budget through real value engineering while adhering to strict government and military requirements.
Through collaboration with owner user groups and design consultants, CMTA achieved drastic energy reductions by maximizing the building envelope, HVAC and lighting systems. CMTA’s Building Science Leadership principles were instrumental to the success of this project. Real-world performance data was applied to calibrate our models and present design alternatives that allowed the stakeholders to make more informed decisions during the design process arriving at innovative systems choices.
As a result of our collaborative design process, many high-performance features were implemented at this innovative school. The school has a projected Energy Use Index (EUI) of 19, and this will be accomplished through a high-performance building envelope (including insulated concrete form ICF walls), north-south building orientation, high performance glass, geothermal HVAC, demand control ventilation systems, extensive daylighting, 100% LED lighting and solar water heating.