The Federico Garcia Lorca Elementary School is a CPS C-shaped prototype school in the Avondale/Irving Park community in Chicago, IL, it’s a 104,709 sq. ft three-story K-8 elementary school. CCJM worked on numerous energy-saving features including high-efficiency mechanical systems, a vegetated roof, recycled materials, a bio-swale, daylighting controls, and solar shading louvers controls for all classroom lighting and integrated occupancy sensors that turn off lighting and sets back HVAC when rooms aren’t occupied.
The school’s high-efficiency HVAC design began with a concerted effort to ensure a high-performance building envelope with extra insulation and glazing with the best available U-values and low-E coatings to ensure the mechanical systems could be as small as possible. Once the optimal system sizing was established, the components were selected to ensure superior efficiency that balanced performance with the first cost. The net result was a system that was 20% better than the baseline ASHRAE 90.1-2004 system.
Project Cost: $31,800,000