• Client: Papillion-La Vista Community Schools
  • Location: La Vista, Nebraska
  • Area: 123,000 GSF
Alvine Engineering was instrumental in developing a comprehensive energy management approach and providing the mechanical, electrical, plumbing, architectural lighting, and commissioning for this new 127,779-square-foot middle school for an initial student population of 360 students. The systems required sizing to accommodate a future addition of 30,000 square feet. In addition to the more obvious financial benefits of an energy-efficient and sustainable school design, there are educational benefits to be achieved by incorporating daylighting into the design of 21st-century school buildings. Studies have shown that students in rooms with daylight integration experience 20% higher math scores and 26% higher reading scores compared to those tested in rooms with less daylighting. Daylighting analysis and design services were included in the project scope to capitalize on these benefits to student performance and energy saving opportunities.