• 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


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.


PIVOT Architecture


Eugene School District



  • 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