30 Jun '15, 1pm

Carbon-negative Ashmount Primary School produces enough energy to power the neighborhood

The Ashmount Primary School is located in North London’s Crouch Hill Community Park, an ecologically rich landscape and community asset converted from a derelict piece of Metropolitan Open Land. The new buildings are optimized to maximize daylighting and views, while maintaining privacy and minimizing solar heat gain. Penoyre & Prasad achieves low energy and low carbon design targets by installing energy-efficient fixtures, the “e-stack” low-energy ventilation system with heat recovery , high levels of insulation, and construction materials that were at minimum 30% recycled and include low VOC elements and FSC-certified timber. At least 90% of the site waste was reused or recycled.

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