Heritage Mountain Secondary, Coquitlam

Description:

This LEED silver secondary school is two storeys in height, stepping up the sloping site to minimize site disturbance.

Construction materials are cast-in-place concrete, cast-on-site tilt up concrete panels, engineered structural steel joists, and shop fabricated structural steel, all minimizing material usage with high local material content.

Cast-in-place concrete utilized fly-ash to maximum recycled content and minimize energy input. The concrete floors and walls act as passive energy storage to improve thermal comfort. The structure was designed to accommodate natural ventilation (large roof and wall openings), extensive day lighting and solar shading, and stormwater and rainwater management.