Valley View Middle School receives AIA Washington 2014 Merit Award honor
The AIA Washington Council Civic Design Awards Program honors contributions to great public design. Selected projects represent the finest standards in sustainability, innovation, building performance, and overall integration with the client and surrounding community.
From its cutting edge technology to the integral involvement of students, faculty, staff, and community members in the design, Valley View Middle School is the epitome of a community-teaching tool whose value will span generations.
Targeting the Living Building Challenge, the campus is designed to be the most sustainable public middle school in the country. The first strategy in attaining net zero was to reduce the energy demand. The building systems have been modeled to achieve 22EUI (kbtu/sf/year), without any photovoltaic offset, which is about 1/3 of the average Washington State middle school currently operating and less than 50% of current code.
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