High Crest School in West London, England
Aerogel helped create a compelling school extension including classrooms, internet cafe and a dance studio.
Kalwall® light-diffusing insulated walls filled with LUMIRA® aerogel were used on the south façade of the buildings to house additional classrooms, a new combined assembly hall/performance area, a dance studio, and an internet café and study area. This material is four times better than insulating glass units and is equivalent to a solid wall. It means that architects can achieve the highest energy saving while introducing large areas of daylight through surfaces which might otherwise be solid and opaque.
- Kalwall panels: 70 millimeters thick
- U-value: 0.28 (W/m².K)
- Solar factor: 0.11
- Light transmission: 12%
- Owner: Buckinghamshire County Council
- Architect: Jacobs UK (Architecture) Ltd
- Partner: Structura UK