- Heritage Woods Secondary School
Infobox Education in Canada
name= Heritage Woods Secondary School
streetaddress= 1300 David Avenue
city= Port Moody
postalcode= V3H 5K6
phone= 469 2651
School District 43 Coquitlam
principal= Doug Sheppard
viceprincipal= Rob Lederer, Michele Reid
schooltype= Coeducational Secondary
grades= 9-12 [Grades 9-12 in 2006–2007]
teamname= The Kodiaks
colours= Maroon, Silver, Black
September 7, 2004
Heritage Woods Secondary School is a
coeducational high schoollocated in Port Moody, British Columbia. Heritage Woods celebrated their first graduating class in June 2007.
HWSS continues to be the most technologically advanced school in British Columbia and one of the most advanced in Canada. There are four computer labs for students to work in as well as another twenty terminals in the library. As well as an advanced wireless network in the school for students to use their own computers with the school also has about 40 laptops for student use. Because of the increased usage of student-owned laptops and the expanded use of the machines in a number of courses, the potential for improved student learning is endless. Most teachers in the school have tablet computers which in turn are connected to a projector permanently mounted on the ceiling of every classroom; the projectors are used (instead of Overhead Projectors) for: watching movies, making presentations, and
Overhead Projector-like functions. The main corridor of the building, dubbed the 'Grand Hall', also transmits a wireless internet signal for student use during the day. Wireless internet signals are also transmitted to every room in the building.
Architecture and Design
The school, which was completed in 2004, was featured in the Fall 2005 issue of "Architecture BC", a publication of the Architectural Institute of British Columbia. Designed by Killick Metz Bowen Rose Architects Planners Inc., Heritage Woods was the first school to achieve a Silver LEED certification. [cite journal
year = 2005
month = Fall
title = Heritage Woods Secondary School
journal = Architecture BC
issue = 18
pages = 18–21
format = PDF
accessdate = 2006-06-13 ]
The school has a sustainable design with numerous features including:Compact and Thermal-efficient building plan and envelope, building orientation on an East-West axis optimizing daylight and minimizing solar gain, effective daylight control shadingdevices and light shelves.
Green Features also include:
• Effective daylight control through shading devices plus light shelves
• Ground-source heat pump cooling and heating
• Heat recovery ventilation utilizing chimney effect in atrium
• Natural ventilation, opening windows
• High efficiency boilers for half the boiler capacity peak load
• Variable speed drives for mechanical pumps
• Low water consumption plumbing fixtures; partial use of waterless urinals
• DDC controls and enhanced building commissioning procedures
• Zero use of CFC-based refrigerants and Halon fire suppression
• Carbon dioxide monitoring, high air exchange rating
• Occupancy sensors to control lighting and outside air
• Reduced artificial lighting
• Exterior lighting on
photocelland time-clock control
Daylight capture and control refers to the variety of means used to bring in the kind of daylight that is desirable and block the daylight that is not. This is achieved with use of the large windows, overhangs and shading devices light shelves sloped ceilings and the selective use of skylight.
The school also provides its own energy via a Geothermal Generator located under the artificial turf.
Use of the School in Media
The 2006 teen comedy movie, "
John Tucker Must Die" was filmed on location at Heritage Woods. The filmmakers decided to use the Heritage Woods team name, the Kodiaks, in the film for its sports teams. In the Movie, the school's name is Forest Hills High School. The use of the school by the filmmakers attributed to many benefits, namely, some devices such as cameras were donated to the school after filming.
The school has also been used in the television shows "Supernatural", and "Eureka" and most recently in a
Dellcommercial. Also, their artificial turf and grass fields were in a CTV commercial. The school was used in a Coke Commercial as well.
* [http://www.heritagewoods.sd43.bc.ca/ Heritage Woods Secondary Official Homepage]
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