Hornsey Secondary School for Girls
This project, at an Inner London Girls Secondary School, involved the development of a new Learning Resource Centre (LRC) and administration facility, together with a new suite dedicated to students over 16. It also entailed the refurbishment of the Craft Design Technology (CDT) facility and a Behavioural, Emotional, and Social Development (BESD) unit.
Elementa provided mechanical, electrical, energy, and public health engineering services for the project. In terms of sustainability, the aim of this project was to achieve a BREEAM Very Good rating. In order to achieve this Elementa produced energy option appraisals and dynamic thermal modeling to inform design decisions regards the most appropriate building materials, renewable technologies, ventilation strategies, and heating solutions for the scheme. When implemented these measures contributed to the delivery of very energy efficient school facilities that were rated as Very Good within the BREEAM for Schools methodology.