1 tskp bristol greene hills elementary school exterior details main driveway 1400 0x0x1200x640 q85
2 tskp bristol greene hills elementary school exterior details rain screen terracotta 1400 0x0x1200x1403 q85
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4 tskp bristol greene hills elementary school exterior details facing closeup rear entry point 1400 0x0x1200x720 q85
5 tskp bristol greene hills elementary school exterior details side profile landscaping photovoltaics 1400 0x0x1200x853 q85
6 tskp bristol greene hills elementary school exterior details central courtyard from roof 1400 0x0x1200x900 q85
7 tskp bristol greene hills elementary school exterior details central courtyard from lower level 1400 0x0x1200x797 q85
8 tskp bristol greene hills elementary school interior details skylights shot from upper level 1400 0x0x1200x1595 q85
9 tskp bristol greene hills elementary school interior details locker area 1400 0x0x1200x797 q85
10 tskp bristol greene hills elementary school interior details library help desk 1400 0x0x1200x797 q85
11 tskp bristol greene hills elementary school interior details library bookcases computer station 1400 0x0x1200x797 q85
12 tskp bristol greene hills elementary school interior details cafeteria 1400 0x0x1200x797 q85
13 tskp bristol greene hills elementary school site plan 1400 0x0x1200x887 q85
14 tskp bristol greene hills elementary school floor plans 1400 0x0x1200x749 q85

The new 121,600 sq. ft K-8 School replaced the existing facility and added play fields, access drives, and parking to the site. While under construction the existing school remained occupied which avoided the addition expense of portables. The new school has a total capacity of 900 students with two 2-story primary grade wings (grades K-5) and a 3-story intermediate grade tower (6th-8th grades). The new School is a demonstration of a high performing facility and sustainable design. The entire program is organized around a central landscaped courtyard providing the interiors with natural light. The architectural shell of the building is designed for maximum daylighting and incorporates enhanced window and wall insulation to minimize heating and cooling requirements. The exterior is mainly a terracotta rainscreen which addresses weaknesses of conventional exterior wall systems, such as vapor and condensation infiltration, rainwater infiltration, and temperature fluctuations caused by thermal bridging. The project also features a closed loop ground coupled geoexchange system with (150) 500-foot deep wells which provide the central plant with heating and cooling energy storage and radiant floor heating which provides classrooms efficient heating at optimal comfort. Building systems and envelope will provide a 45% yearly savings over a code minimum building employing conventional systems, has a simple payback period of 10 years and requires no maintenance beyond that required by conventional systems.

Client

Town of Bristol

Location

Bristol, CT

Size

121,600 sq ft

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Greene-Hills Elementary School

1 tskp bristol greene hills elementary school exterior details main driveway 1400 xxx q85
2 tskp bristol greene hills elementary school exterior details rain screen terracotta 1400 xxx q85
3 tskp bristol greene hills elementary school exterior details facing playground 1400 xxx q85
4 tskp bristol greene hills elementary school exterior details facing closeup rear entry point 1400 xxx q85
5 tskp bristol greene hills elementary school exterior details side profile landscaping photovoltaics 1400 xxx q85
6 tskp bristol greene hills elementary school exterior details central courtyard from roof 1400 xxx q85
7 tskp bristol greene hills elementary school exterior details central courtyard from lower level 1400 xxx q85
8 tskp bristol greene hills elementary school interior details skylights shot from upper level 1400 xxx q85
9 tskp bristol greene hills elementary school interior details locker area 1400 xxx q85
10 tskp bristol greene hills elementary school interior details library help desk 1400 xxx q85
11 tskp bristol greene hills elementary school interior details library bookcases computer station 1400 xxx q85
12 tskp bristol greene hills elementary school interior details cafeteria 1400 xxx q85
13 tskp bristol greene hills elementary school site plan 1400 xxx q85
14 tskp bristol greene hills elementary school floor plans 1400 xxx q85
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Greene-Hills Elementary School

The new 121,600 sq. ft K-8 School replaced the existing facility and added play fields, access drives, and parking to the site. While under construction the existing school remained occupied which avoided the addition expense of portables. The new school has a total capacity of 900 students with two 2-story primary grade wings (grades K-5) and a 3-story intermediate grade tower (6th-8th grades). The new School is a demonstration of a high performing facility and sustainable design. The entire program is organized around a central landscaped courtyard providing the interiors with natural light. The architectural shell of the building is designed for maximum daylighting and incorporates enhanced window and wall insulation to minimize heating and cooling requirements. The exterior is mainly a terracotta rainscreen which addresses weaknesses of conventional exterior wall systems, such as vapor and condensation infiltration, rainwater infiltration, and temperature fluctuations caused by thermal bridging. The project also features a closed loop ground coupled geoexchange system with (150) 500-foot deep wells which provide the central plant with heating and cooling energy storage and radiant floor heating which provides classrooms efficient heating at optimal comfort. Building systems and envelope will provide a 45% yearly savings over a code minimum building employing conventional systems, has a simple payback period of 10 years and requires no maintenance beyond that required by conventional systems.

Client

Town of Bristol

Location

Bristol, CT

Size

121,600 sq ft