September 17 2007

Chartwell School

The Chartwell School is an example of a CHPS educational facility. The school is in Seaside, California and is home to 160 students in kindergarten though eighth grade.

Features of the school include:

  • daylit spaces
  • radiant heat and natural ventilation
  • a 30 kW photovoltaic array
  • 100% reduction in net electrical usage
  • exceptional indoor air quality and materials
    • rapidly renewable bamboo and cork
    • low VOC-emitting carpet and paint
    • materials with high recycled content
  • 80% recycling of construction waste
  • waterless urinals and low flow fixtures
  • optimized building orientation
  • high acoustic separation and insulation

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