Title: Cahuenga New Elementary School
Abstract: The team of Los Angeles Unified School District and Fields Devereaux Architects and Engineers have joined to design a large urban elementary school for over 800 students. The high performance features incorporated into the design include stormwater controls; clerestories on classroom windows; photo sensors and motion sensors integrated with all classroom electric lighting systems; recycled content acoustical ceiling tiles and wall panels; packaged rooftop gas-electric units on the 2nd and 3rd floors, including economizer cycles and premium high efficiency motors; split unit heat pump on the 1st floor with condenser on roof and fan coils at classrooms. Acoustical performance in classroom and IAQ were two critical issues of attention. Daylighting will also play a major role in illumination of classrooms and other functions. Site design measures include stormwater retention and filtration on site, low water use landscaping and irrigation systems, use of trees/vegetation for shade and reduce heat island effects. Cool roofs and light colored surfaces were also included.
Source: chps schools
Date of Publication: April 2004
Resource Type: Case Study
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