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Ashland Middle School Case Study

Designed by Raymond Design Associates and installed by Vivat Construction Sales, the Ashland Middle School is a wonderful renovation example for the state of Massachusetts and others.

Roofing Repair Program Brings Natural Light Into Massachusetts School

Designed by Raymond Design Associates and installed by Vivat Construction Sales, the Ashland Middle School is a wonderful renovation example for the state of Massachusetts and others.

The Massachusetts School Building Authority optimized a rooftop repair program with a code-compliant, energy-saving natural interior daylight system that enhanced the school building’s interior environment.

Location:
Ashland, MA
Architect:
Raymond Design Associates
Builder:
Vivat Construction Sales
Application:
Roof, Skylights
Products:
Coollite Acrylic Thermally Broken Skylights
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The Massachusetts School Building Authority optimized a rooftop repair program with a code-compliant, energy-saving natural interior daylight system that enhanced the school building’s interior environment.

While for one middle school, roof replacement was the primary objective of the project, the program provided an opportunity to significantly upgrade the existing old-style dome-shaped skylights.

We were familiar with what the code requires, and the specification indicates what values have to be met, and we just match them up. Coollite met all these new codes at an affordable cost. - David Vivat | Owner, Vivat Construction

Natural daylighting was an important factor when deciding how to move forward because building ownership and the utility bills are the responsibility of each school district. Cost-benefit analyses are considered whether to add skylights or not but it was clear that replacing old skylights with new spectrally selective technology in a polycarbanate material was the way to go.

When you want the light but not the heat you specify Coollite skylights because they incorporate a low thermal emissivity coating that prevents infrared radiation from enter the skylight, while allowing in the full visible spectrum of natural daylight. This is good because these skylights have a 0.45 U-factor and a 0.26 SHGC and the Massachusetts code specific to skylights requires a U-value of 0.45 (R-value of 2.22).

I’m always in favor of using natural light when you can, and you definitely get that feeling of daylight in the hallways and the classrooms. - Phillip Williams | Energy Manager, Town of Ashland.

Twenty-five skylights were installed throughout the Ashland Middle School building, providing natural  interior daylight for the cafeterias, corridors and classrooms. The reroof was completed in just one month, over the summer. The project’s crew worked extended hours, as well as Saturdays, to ensure completion before the start of the school year.
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Ashland Middle School Case Study

Daylight case study. Massachusetts middle school installs Coollite unit skylights.

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