Designed for green construction, Hillside Elementary School incorporates many elements of sustainable architecture. The architect and the School District of New Richmond worked together to set and evaluate energy-performance goals for the new school, ensuring a minimal carbon footprint for the new facility.
Some of these sustainable features ASSOCIATED FIRMClark EngineeringCAPACITY600COST PER SQ FT$159.12FEATURED IN2009 Architectural Portfolio elements:
•Protecting the downstream wetlands during construction.
•Capturing runoff in temporary holding basins with a "treatment train" that provides clean water runoff as it enters the city and county stormwater-management system.
•Using integrally colored concrete floor slabs that were ground and highly polished to serve as finish flooring in the classrooms and corridors.
•Installing durable and low-maintenance surfaces that require minimal use of cleaning agents.
•Incorporating water-saving features such as low-flow water-saver faucets and dual-level flush-valve toilets.
•Minimizing energy consumption with automated lighting, occupancy sensors, variable-air-volume systems and use of daylight throughout the facility.
•Installing high-energy insulated windows that reduce heating and cool costs.
Sustainable qualities, timeless design and efficiency make Hillside Elementary School a source of community pride.