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CoolZone for Schools

CoolZone - Lightweight thermal mass ceiling for classroom comfort meeting the new Priority Schools Building Programme Output Specification to reduce the risk of overheating. 

The Priority Schools Building Programme (PSBP)

  • Applies to more than 200 schools, programme starting in 2014
  • New Output Specification considers occupant comfort and replaces BB101
  • Benefits thermal mass in classrooms to reduce the risk of overheating
  • This new legislate applies to all future schools

Designing to meet the Output Specification

  • Design the building to limit the maximum internal temperature
  • Ensure mechanical ventilation is not the sole method of summer-time ventilation
  • Classrooms to have openable windows and vents

How CoolZone lightweight phase change material (PCM) can help

  • CoolZone stores heat energy, keeping the classroom below 28°C between May to September
  • When used with natural ventilation, CoolZone helps to manage occupant comfort
  • CoolZone is part of a wall-to-wall ceiling solution which helps to hide services and provide acoustical comfort to optimise learning conditions
  • Allows for lightweight construction designs over traditional heavyweight concrete structures

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Armstrong 30 Year System Warranty (PDF - 115K)

CoolZone for Education Brochure (PDF - 1.4M)