Westhill High School's Retrofit Part of NESEA Pro Tour on July 20

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On Friday, July 20, NESEA (Northeast Sustainable Energy Association) held a Pro Tour featuring the academic wing of Westhill Central School District's High School that has been retrofitted to save energy while better serving the needs of the clients.

The existing academic wing is a prominent feature of the Westhill High School. The existing building was designed with a precast cladding system with very little non continuous insulation. The design includes replacing the exterior envelope with new windows, a terracotta rainscreen system with continuous insulation and replacing ventilation systems to create a high performance classroom wing. The South façade was opened up with glazing at the entrance stairway to create a new dynamic image for the high school campus.

Site Details

  • Units: 1 wing of an academic building including 18 science classrooms & small group areas
  • Square Footage: 32,523 interior retrofit & & 23,332 SF Exterior Recladding
  • Type of construction: Retrofit
  • Exterior wall system is made up of 6” cold formed metal studs with 6” mineral wool batt insulation and 4” continuous mineral wool insulation
  • Terracotta tile rain screen for sustainability, durability, & recycling potential
  • At time of tour, attendees will see both finished and in-progress rain screen systems

Derek Goodroe