• Image courtesy of Bruce Damonte.

  • Image courtesy of Bruce Damonte.

  • Image courtesy of Bruce Damonte.

  • Image courtesy of Bruce Damonte.

French American International School

Portland, OR

Project Categories

K-12 education

Business Type

Elementary School

Size

26,500 square feet

Sustainability

Certifications

  • Net Zero Ready

Progress Report

  • 39% lower modeled energy usage than the code baseline
  • 47% Reduction in Lighting Power Density (LPD) than code baseline

Special features

  • Modeled Energy Use Index (EUI) of 22.9 compared to typical school EUI of 48.5
  • Actual EUI for first year of operation of 15.3
  • 2030 Compliant
  • Cross-ventilated through operable windows to reduce reliance on HVAC system
  • System of green lights alerts students and teachers as to when temperatures outdoors are favorable to open the windows
  • Meets Energy Trust of Oregon (ETO) Path to Net Zero energy program requirements

Media Coverage

How Hacker Architects Put a Middle School on the Path to Net Zero

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