More than 1,700m of SAS International System 600 acoustic lighting rafts, incorporating HCP radiant heating panels, have been installed at the Trent Valley Academy in Lincolnshire
SAS International, and specialist heating division HCP, worked with multidisciplinary practice Mouchel to design a tile that addressed heating, acoustic and lighting requirements. The rafts allow free air movement to the exposed concrete soffit for thermal mass heating and cooling, and have sound-absorbing perforated panels to improve the school’s acoustic performance. They also provide a route for services to run across the classrooms, including wiring for window openers. Each room has an air sensor and carbon dioxide monitors to open windows automatically when it gets too hot or stuffy.