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Project: Loyola Elementary School
Award: Green Apple Award
Category: Sustainability
Date: 2007

Juror Statement –

A major modernization, Loyola Elementary School reused a 1948 school building and earned both Savings by Design and state grants for energy efficiency. Loyola is notable for its daylighting, electric lighting, HVAC efficiency and air quality. Clerestories were placed in each classroom with lighting controls and occupancy sensors, and interlocks on doors and windows connected with HVAC. The EMS system opens windows when air temperatures are appropriate. Reconfigured parking lots allow run-off to filter through the landscape. Impermeable surfaces were reduced by replacing asphalt with learning patios and plantings.