• photo by Steve Smith

Howard Elementary School, Eugene School District

Eugene, OR

Project Categories

K-12 education

Business Type

Two-story replacement of the existing school

Size

78,800 sf

Solar arrays on the rooftop convert the sun into energy for the whole school, creating a learning environment where kids can see direct results of the systems around them.

Architect

PIVOT Architecture

Owner

Eugene School District

PAE Role

Mechanical engineering

Electrical engineering

Architectural lighting design

Pursuing LEED Gold

Sustainability

Certifications

  • Pursuing LEED Gold

Special features

• 89kW rooftop photovoltaic panels
• Energy-efficient LED lighting throughout, including color-changing and theatrical LED lighting.
• Rainwater harvesting for non-potable reuse
• Low pressure-loss air handling systems
• Variable speed single zone air handlers with EC direct driven motors
• Heat recovery from IDF and MDF rooms
• High efficiency condensing boilers