HeartCrest Educational Centre is a sustainable school project in Tema, Ghana. PHIDAS is collaborating with the school to develop sustainable building features, and educational curriculum. Continue reading to find out more about Heartcrest Educational Centre
HeartCrest Educational Centre's mission is to develop a modern educational center that empowers young minds through new approaches to learning. HeartCrest prides itself on providing a creative curriculum, which specifically caters to the unique needs of every student. An individualized education plan (IEP) will be created for all students. The purpose of this IEP is to provide a brief history of the student's strengths, weaknesses, developmental delays (if applicable) and goals for a given academic term.To ensure all student receive a more comprehensive education, PHIDAS will aid with the development, decision-making process, and planning principles of the project.
HeartCrest Educational Center is located in Tema, Ghana. Our focus for this project is to create an educational center that is sustainable. For this project, we wanted to design using a modern approach, which meant utilizing the environment and landscaping as inspiration. The project will include sustainable features such as a green roof, rain garden and solar panels. The school boasts of many sustainable features, its ability for full functionality and operations as a school are just as effective. From the classroom to bathroom, library all has sustainable features to it, majority of the building material and fabrics are of high quality local materials!
Health & WellBeing
Achieve accessibility and ensure that it is possible for future adaptation of the building. Ensuring building handicap building occupants with a connection to nature, and the environment, landscaping, and day lighting. Consider use of simple but effective gardens, landscaped courtyard.
- Plan by design to minimize the use of water and plan for rainwater harvesting.Conserve water with the use of low-flow plumbing fixture, waterless urinals and water efficient appliances in the cafeteria area.
Longevity is the key. Opportunities for the use of reclaimed or renewable materials should be explored. Seeking nontoxic materials from local, renewable, sustainably required resources.
- Minimize energy use associated with the use of the building(s). Avoid overheating, ensure proper modern standards of insulation, multiple glazing, general air tightness and energy efficiency.
HeartCrest Educational Centre
Sustainable School Design and Educational Curriculum
Sustainable Technique and Implementation
Sustainable Education & Community Programs