Comfort

Chartwell School puts students first with an emphasis on natural daylighting and other passive comfort strategies.


Photo: Michael David Rose

A focus on comfort in building design means a focus on people and their ability to work, learn, and heal. The connection between thermal, acoustical, and other types of comfort and productivity in the workplace is well established.

Because of this, investing in the comfort of occupants is one of the most cost-effective green design strategies. It’s also just common sense: buildings aren’t here for their own sake; they’re here for us.

Comfort

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