Southview Public

 / Building Systems


Peter Duckworth / ZAS Architects

Southview Public

“We standardized many of the materials and equipment to ease on maintenance.”

Peter Duckworth, Principal

We took a Board systems approach with a centralized and high efficiency HVAC boiler and chiller plant.  There are key areas of the building that are air conditioned; the library, gymnasium and administration. We were doing the Board’s Kingston East school at the same time so we standardized many of the materials and equipment to ease on maintenance from school to school. We looked at high efficiency water plumbing fixtures, no touch faucets and flush valves; not only for increased efficiency but to reduce potential for contamination and infection control.  The design also received cash incentives under Enbridge’s High Performance Building Program for energy efficiency.