The Mariano Azuela Elementary School is a CPS “L” template school in the West Lawn community in Chicago, IL, it’s a 105,000 sq. ft three-story K-5 elementary school. This LEED-certified project with numerous energy-saving features included light shields, green roof, high efficiency condensing boilers, daylighting controls for all classroom lighting, and integrated occupancy sensors that turn off lighting and sets back HVAC when rooms aren’t occupied.
The schools’ HVAC design includes zoned air handling units serving each floor along with a fourth air handling unit that serves high ventilation areas including the lunchroom and gymnasium/multi-purpose rooms. Due to the relatively high outdoor air requirements of these units, this fourth air handling unit was designed with an integrated energy recovery wheel to pre-treat the outdoor air.
Project Cost: $22,900,000