Portales Municipal Schools
This new 59,000 square foot elementary school in Portales, NM was designed for 500 students in grades 5 and 6. Classrooms are configured into “learning pods”, which provide students with smaller learning environments within the larger school.
Energy-efficient features include a ground source heat pump HVAC system, natural daylighting, a 50 KW solar array, and a small 1.8 KW wind turbine. The project is LEED Gold certified.