To reduce heating loads for school buildings in cold climates, focus on these four design and operations tips published in Building Operating Management
In cold climates, significant energy is used to heat buildings during the coldest times of the year — when buildings are most heavily used — providing a separate set of challenges. As a generalization, cold-climate design means that the building is typically in heating mode. Controlling heat loss, managing energy costs, and controlling thermal comfort are primary drivers.
Lake St. Martin First Nation New School, Manitoba
About the Authors
Camilo Llorens Bearman is a natural design leader with experience collaborating with educators, administrators, teachers, students, and consultants. His projects have consistently embodied the owner’s project needs and institutional identities while creating expressive designs
Jeff Moroz is an architect with over 20 years of experience, he leads the K-12 Education studio in Manitoba. He’s an active participant and leader of the integrated design process (IDP), and he’s passionate about how buildings can be designed as learning tools. From interacting with administrators, teachers, and students during the design phase to creating a sense of shared ownership at project close, Jeff measures success by the impact his designs have on the end users.