The Bush School Addition and Renovation
We provided all aspects of acoustical design for the addition of a new K-12 building and library as well as upgrading the existing gym. The Bush School was designed to LEED criteria and uses a natural ventilation system.
The use of chimneys, fans and operable windows in a sustainable school create additional acoustic challenges for environmental noise control and interior room acoustics. Chimneys containing exhaust assist systems run through classrooms and create noise. Noise due to the necessity of keeping windows open as well as from mechanical equipment to neighboring houses was a big concern for this project.
We improved the existing design of vertical unit ventilators by working to reduce noise levels. We worked with three manufacturers to improve their products. We were able to improve these units and design a mechanical system which adhered to code requirements and LEED guidelines.