Heritage High School
This new prototype high school for 1,600-students was designed with sustainability and high performance in mind. Gas-fired condensing boilers, chilled water circulation, high-efficiency lighting, and variable volume terminal units provide significant energy savings over traditional systems. Staff members are trained to utilize and maintain the facilities to maximize the efficiency of the equipment.
Stacked classroom wings reduce the building footprint and minimize site disturbance, and are oriented for optimal daylighting. During the construction process, materials were separated for reuse or recycling to reduce waste and minimize landfill impact. Designers specified regionally manufactured building materials, reducing fuel required for transport.
Location: Wake Forest, NC
Size: 260,000 SF
Photographer: Jim Sink