Some spe­cial fea­tures

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• Grades — Kinder­garten to Grade 8 • Lo­ca­tion — Val­ley Road • Build­ing size — ap­prox­i­mately 5,140 sq. me­tres • Class­rooms — 22 (in­cludes three spe­cialty rooms) • Out­door spa­ces — fenced play area/green-space for pri­mary grades • Park­ing — 36 spa­ces • Other fa­cil­i­ties — staff room/prep room, ad­min­is­tra­tion area, mul­ti­pur­pose/cafe­te­ria kitchen, ap­plied technology room, mu­sic room, gym­na­sium/stage/fit­ness room, male/fe­male change rooms, com­puter room, li­brary/re­source cen­tre, home eco­nom­ics room, sci­ence lab/prep. room, art room, stor­age and me­chan­i­cal pent­house • Es­ti­mated cost — $15 mil­lion • Sched­uled open­ing — fall 2012 • Stu­dent body — some 450 pupils • Green ini­tia­tives to ex­ceed Na­tional En­ergy Code (NEC) re­quire­ments by at least 25 per cent. Green fea­tures in­clude wa­ter use re­duc­tion through low-flow uri­nals and toi­lets and lowflow lava­to­ries, as well as land­scape fea­tures that do not re­quire ir­ri­ga­tion. Es­ti­mated wa­ter sav­ings of 33 per cent. • En­ergy per­for­mance — Geo­ther­mal heat pumps pro­vide ma­jor­ity of build­ing’s heat and use a CFC-free re­frig­er­ant through­out HVAC sys­tem to pre­vent ozone de­ple­tion and sub­stan­tially re­duce en­ergy costs. • Lock­down technology — sup­ports Safe and Car­ing Schools ini­tia­tive. • En­ergy ef­fi­cient light­ing — high per­for­mance light­ing sys­tems with oc­cu­pancy sen­sors to turn off lights in a par­tic­u­lar room if un­oc­cu­pied. Light­ing sys­tem with sen­sors that switch off se­lect lights when am­ple nat­u­ral light present. • Indoor air qual­ity — full me­chan­i­cal heat­ing and ven­ti­la­tion sys­tems with heat-re­cov­ery. • Low emit­ting con­struc­tion ma­te­ri­als (paints, coat­ings, sealants, ad­he­sives, com­pos­ite wood, etc.). • Car­bon Diox­ide and ther­mal com­fort with in­ter­net-ac­ces­si­ble con­trol sys­tem. • Green house­keep­ing — all clean­ing prod­ucts are ei­ther Greenseal or Ecologo prod­ucts. Green­guard cer­ti­fied fur­nish­ings. Source: East­ern School District

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