• Photo courtesy of Parallel Photography.

Lowrie Primary School

Wilsonville, OR

Project Categories

K-12 education

Business Type

New primary-education facility

Size

72,000 square feet

Architect

DOWA-IBI Group

Owner

West Linn-Wilsonville School District

PAE Role

Mechanical engineering

Electrical engineering

Building analysis and modeling

LEED Gold

35

Percent better energy efficiency

than code requirements

50

Percent better water efficiency

than code requirements

Sustainability

Certifications

  • LEED Gold

Progress Report

Achieved 20-35% energy efficiency
Achieved 50%+ potable water efficiency

Special features

  • Rainwater reclamation for toilet flushing
  • Waterless urinals
  • Passive cooling
  • Occupancy sensors
  • Daylighting (continuously dimmed and switched systems)
  • Wind turbine generates 2kW of power
  • Photovoltaic panels
  • Green light system that informs students when it is appropriate (based on outside weather and temperature) to open the operable windows
  • Metering system to track HVAC, lighting, plug load, water, and gas energy consumption, and also photovoltaic and wind electricity production
  • Color-coded LED fixtures display building electricity, gas, and water consumption, and also photovoltaic and wind electricity production
  • Flexible and open classrooms
  • Cabling connections for interactive video games in gymnasium