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WINDOWMASTER Helps Monmouth School Attain Highest BREEAM Rating 

The Rogiet Primary School in Monmouthshire, which achieved the highest BREEAM (www.breeam.org) score in the UK, features a natural ventilation and window control system supplied by WindowMaster (www.windowmaster.com). To include natural ventilation in the design of the building the architects had to overcome noise issues as an integral part of the design.

Rogiet school was officially awarded a score of 78.8 per cent and BREEAM rating of Excellent. The school also won the 2010 BREEAM Schools Award. It was commissioned by Monmouthshire County Council, designed by White Design (www.white-design.co.uk) and constructed by Willmott Dixon (www.willmottdixongroup.co.uk). The brief was to make the school an exemplar of sustainable design.

Due to the location of the school between a railway line and close to both the M4 and M48 motorways, noise was an important issue when designing the natural ventilation system.

The project architect for Rogiet School, Till Scherer of White Design, said: “WindowMaster was involved in the design of the school right from the start. The design statement called for a natural ventilation system with automated and manual façades and roof windows controlled by a building management system (BMS) which could be used to provide visual data on the operation of the building including temperature, CO2 concentration and energy use.

“Studies have shown that reduced CO2 levels are good for learning environments because they keep people alert, healthy and able to concentrate. The potential difficulty was keeping windows open in an area where noise is a problem.

“WindowMaster was able to design a system that opened windows on either side of the building just enough to allow suitable ventilation but keep as much noise as possible out.”

WindowMaster, Europe’s largest provider of natural comfort and smoke ventilation solutions, was chosen to provide the window automation system for Rogiet School because of its ability to provide complete installations, in particular the central computer control system. It includes 50 window actuators controlling windows in ten different zones around the school, various sensors and a weather station.

The control system understands and knows how the wind speed and direction on all façades will influence the airflow through the windows on each level and location in the façade. WindowMaster determines the Cp values (pressure coefficients) individually for each window by calculating the relevant air pressures from different wind speeds and directions.

WindowMaster carries out computational fluid dynamic calculations for 16 wind directions for the specific building and its surroundings. Based on the calculations the Cp values are determined and programmed into the control system, which enables the precise control of the individual windows resulting in an optimal indoor climate. Each zone operates independently of the others according to the specific external conditions relevant to those windows and the internal environment.

Email: johnh@smye-holland.com


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