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This structure required a system that provided thermal comfort with zero air movement during archery competition. Traditional forced air systems could affect the flight of arrows, both vertically and horizontally.
In order to meet the “zero air movement” challenge, the structure needed to add thermal mass to sustain comfortable space temperatures for several hours without mechanical cooling. The thermal mass needed to consist of materials that would not allow arrows to bounce off walls or ceilings and endanger others.
The final design was a wooden structure with a massive roof span and ENRG Blanket installed in rectangular cavities in the roof and walls.
This project utilized 140,000 sq. ft. of ENRG Blanket with thermal characteristics specifically selected to provide the maximum benefit in the roof, walls and glass elevator shaft.
ENRG Blanket provided a thermal mass solution that was light enough for the designer to implement the large roof span over the open space. This provided the thermal mass required to control temperatures and maintain thermal comfort inside the structure.
Bob Easton- Architect- “I think that Phase Change can really, really help control energy costs.”