How did Western Springs residents cope with brutal heat before it was possible to just crank the dial on their A/C?
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Brick construction holds heat in, affecting students and teachers.
For the first two weeks of the 2010-2011 calendar year, Lyons Township high school's students and teachers have been asking the same question: Why is it so darn hot? Due to LT's budget limitations, only certain rooms in the school are presently being air-conditioned. "Certain rooms have to be air-conditioned, like rooms with computers, for example," LTHS Principal Dave Franson said. Because much of the school is constructed of brick, heat is stored within the walls and thus makes numerous classrooms sauna-like for the students and teachers. According to Franson, a building composed almost entirely of brick, such as the Vaughn Gym at North Campus, would take three or four days to cool down after significant exposure to summer heat. This …