“The slow and steady nature of this Thermal Mass system allowed for efficiencies unattainable with heftier mechanics.”
Avinash Garde, Principal
The new Alton Village Public School had an ambitious green agenda that resulted in this new innovative mechanical approach. It is the Board’s first school to fully employ an intelligent, integrated thermal energy HVAC system to capture, store and release energy upon demand through an in-floor concrete hollow core slab thermal-mass design that maintains radiant comfort without the use of wet systems, is low-maintenance since it employs a smaller mechanical system with fewer moving parts and can utilize energy derived from a variety of green sources –all while consuming significantly less energy. Superior indoor air quality (fresh air), reduced building material consumption by design and optimization of both natural and artificial lighting systems are some other sustainable features of this ground-breaking design.
Employing Architect Managed Project (AMP) delivery, we were able to successfully handle the schedule and cost risks associated with innovation and change.