Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati Catholic School
Integral Group provided mechanical and electrical engineering for the Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati Catholic School, which is a standalone K-8 school for the Toronto Catholic District School Board. The project incorporates several green initiatives such as greywater re-use, daylight harvesting and the use of low-emissive VOC materials with recycled content.
As part of a new environmentally responsible initiative for the TCDSB, the building is not fully air-conditioned but rather uses displacement ventilation along with best practice sun shading techniques and a high quality building envelope to create comfortable conditions while reducing operating expenses and maintenance.
The 467 pupil elementary school includes purpose built classrooms for full-day kindergarten and multi-purpose spaces for specialty programs and after hours use.