As the easternmost of Canada’s provinces, Newfoundland and Labrador sit on the edge of the North Atlantic. Composed of the island of Newfoundland and the large mainland section Labrador to its northwest, the province has a geography shaped by its exposure over millions of years to extreme weather conditions. The construction of a new elementary school in the Virginia Park area of its capital, St. John’s, required a rugged building envelope that would withstand most anything nature could throw its way.
The new $8 million K-6 East Point Elementary School includes 17 classrooms, a gymnasium, a stage, a lunch/multipurpose room with a commercial kitchen, a learning resource center, a music room and a family resource room. The school currently has 160 students enrolled and can accommodate approximately 340.
For protection from the elements, this school building required outstanding thermal performance for both the roof and wall systems. IKO polyiso insulation and high-density polyiso cover board were used on the roof. In addition, the masonry cavity wall features four inches of foil-faced polyiso insulation. Polyiso's unique benefits, strength and versatility allow it to adapt to a variety of applications. It’s outstanding thermal performance and high R-value per inch make it a smart choice for the most demanding environments.
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