RDG Recognized for Energy Efficient School Design

RDG Planning & Design received MidAmerican Energy’s Energy Efficiency award on two Waukee Community School projects. Both Walnut Hills Elementary and Prairieview Middle School earned a Highest Percentage of Energy Savings award. Implementation of energy saving design and construction elements resulted in $150,000 in rebates, but more importantly, annual energy savings are expected to be approximately $86,000. Estimated payback on the initial incremental cost increase is expected to be around 2-3 years.
Walnut Hills Elementary, occupied for the start of 2005 classes, is a 95,400 SF facility accommodating kindergarten through 5th grade classrooms. A strong entrance design located on the wind-protected, warm southern exposure creates street identity, while the building’s orientation makes full use of optimal northern and southern exposures to give classrooms maximum natural light.
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Prairieview School is a 147,476 SF facility serving a growing 8/9 middle school population. The facility is intended to stimulate student intellectual growth, classroom spaces are designed as comfortable learning environments, featuring natural lighting and energy-efficient pumps, motors, controls, chillers, and lighting.
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