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The building uses different ventilation strategies in different locations, including 100 percent natural ventilation (no mechanical cooling or ventilation air) in the atrium and faculty offices on the north, hybrid natural and mechanical ventilation and cooling in the classrooms, and 100 percent mechanical ventilation and cooling in the faculty offices on the south. Extensive computer modeling revealed that the thermal mass needed for the night flushing strategy could be met with a steel structure by adding thin slabs in key locations.

The central wetland became the most prominent element in an integrated water-management system that begins with green roof areas that retain rainwater and also serve as garden space in which students grow vegetables for the cafeteria. With this approach, “the place is the process,” notes landscape architect José Alminana of Andropogon of Philadelphia, and the enormous pedagogical value of the sustainability agenda became a driving force in the design process.

The foundation runs summer programs for children with life-threatening illnesses, so amenities such as the swimming pool, lawns, and air-conditioning were deemed critical. ” Siegel & Strain Architects was selected to design the project in spite of the fact that everything the firm had done previously was much smaller. “None of the four firms on the short list had proficiency with a project of this size,” notes Strain. ” The 138-acre location once housed a tuberculosis sana- A MULTIBUILDING CAMP FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS SERVES AS A WORKING LAB FOR TEACHING GREEN-DESIGN PRINCIPLES East Bay Regional Park District Siegel & Strain Architects ENGINEER: Bruce King (structural); Davis Energy Group (MEP and energy) LIGHTING CONSULTANT: After Image and Space GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Antrim Construction STRAWBALE SUBCONTRACTOR: Benchmark Development STABILIZED EARTH SUBCONTRACTOR: Rammed Earth Works ARCHITECT: E D U C AT I O N 3 7 SOURCES SIDING: Hardieplank by James Hardie Building Products WINDOWS: Dining Hall - custom FSC-certified mahogany and glass; Cabins Metal-clad wood windows by Caradco DOORS: Dining Hall - custom FSCcertified mahogany and glass; cabins wood flush doors with FSC-certified cores ROOFING: Bathhouse and cabins - Galvalume; Dining Hall - Preweathered Galvalume PAINTS AND STAINS: Interiors Sherwin Williams HealthSpec PANELING: Cabins wheat straw board manufactured by Primeboard SPECIAL SURFACING: Toilet partitions of all buildings, recycled plastic, Santana FLOOR AND WALL TILE: Terra Green CABINS 1 CROSS-VENTILATION 2 STACK-VENTILATION 3 INDIRECT SUNLIGHT 4 WINTER SOLAR COLLECTOR SITE PROFILE Given the hot location, water conservation and management was an environmental priority for the designers, although many of their proposed strategies have not been implemented.

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