Ecological Sustainable Development Tour A Education Facilities Research Group

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Ecological Sustainable Development Tour A Education Facilities Research Group Slide 2 Outline Overview of standard ESD inclusions Outline of the Comfort Conditions project Results of ESD trials Tour sites Slide 3 Education Facilities Research Group Energy Conservation Orientation Insulation (wall/roof) Passive ventilation: windows, roof ventilators Light strips Blinds Timers: lights, heating Lamp selection Standard details Ceiling fans Landscaping Slide 4 Education Facilities Research Group Indoor Air Quality Low to nil VOC content paints Tung oil finish for timber flooring Wool carpets Move towards linoleum Water based adhesives Use of Forbo Krommenie pinboard Termite barriers and termite resistant materials Slide 5 Education Facilities Research Group Water Conservation Low flow controllers Dual flushing cisterns Push button release taps and bubblers Native and drought tolerant landscaping Water tanks (selected sites) Dams (selected sites) Grey water reuse (selected sites) Slide 6 Education Facilities Research Group Comfort Condition Project To establish: the overall performance of the latest school designs the impact of variations in design the performance of specific ESD initiatives the level of use of features to improve comfort conditions Slide 7 Education Facilities Research Group Parameters The school day is 9am to 3pm Concerned with comfort conditions in the occupied zone of a room Slide 8 Education Facilities Research Group Findings The hottest part of the day occurs outside school hours The external, under eave location is the hottest during the day (Hot Day) The external, under eave location is the coolest during the night (Hot Day) The rooms do not cool down to the level of the external, ambient temperature Loggers on the southern and eastern walls (internal) record higher temperatures (February) Slide 9 Education Facilities Research Group Data Results Glenmore Park HS - Standard Design Slide 10 Education Facilities Research Group Data Results Camden HS - ESD Initiatives Slide 11 Education Facilities Research Group Data Results 30 20 Slide 12 Education Facilities Research Group Data Results 30 20 Slide 13 Education Facilities Research Group Data Results CAMDEN HS GLS and Library (Monitor) Temperature performance between building forms Slide 14 Education Facilities Research Group Data Results Lib GF FF Slide 15 Education Facilities Research Group ESD Trials Natural Light Standard Light Strip Ridge Light Strip Slide 16 Education Facilities Research Group ESD Trials Natural light S R Ext Slide 17 Education Facilities Research Group ESD Trials Night Flushing NF Slide 18 Education Facilities Research Group ESD Trials Night Flushing Slide 19 Education Facilities Research Group Tour Sites Buxton PS BUILT 1996, FINAL EVALUATION 2004 a)Worked Well Livos nil VOC content paints (internal) Tung oil finish Water based adhesives have not failed Pinboards (Forbo Krommenie) Note: many inclusions were/are now standard have performed well Slide 20 Education Facilities Research Group Tour Sites Buxton PS b) Worked not so well Many of the external elements have not performed up to expectations. This has either been the product or it was unsuitable in the school context Use of native grasses Stormwater reuse On-site aerated sewerage treatment Underground drip irrigation Slide 21 Education Facilities Research Group Tour Sites Camden HS Extensive ESD initiatives incorporated: Most dominant feature is the use of solar chimneys Material selection: timber screens, brick internal walls for thermal mass Collection of water runoff into a dam Slide 22 Education Facilities Research Group Tour Sites Camden HS Slide 23 Education Facilities Research Group Tour Sites Newington PS These facilities incorporate extensive ESD initiatives: Extensive use of solar panels Passive ventilation through a louvre system Use of Ecotech for roofing Material selections

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