College Park Elementary School
Virginia Beach, Virginia
College Park Elementary is the first K-12 school in Virginia to receive USGBC LEED Platinum certification. Read more about it here.
This 94,231 SF sustainable structure accommodates 600 students and heats and cools the occupants with an extraordinary HVAC system that consumes only 50 percent of the energy use permitted by current ASHRAE standards. This system combines the effectiveness of thermal solar collectors, geothermal heat pumps, displacement ventilation, in-floor radiant heat, and energy recovery units to produce an unsurpassed indoor air quality and comfort.
On-site rainwater collection and storage cisterns reduce the city water required to operate the building by more than 40% standard plumbing fixtures.
State of the art LED and T5 lighting technology coupled to daylight harvesting controls result in an excellent luminous environment while consuming less than one watt (0.865) per square-foot.