American Youthworks

216 E 4th Street
TX 78701

American Youthworks

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American Youthworks is an alternative high school that integrates service learning into the curriculum. This downtown high school is oriented on an east/west axis to take advantage of the natural pattern of the sun. Using low-e windows and designed shading devices, the building takes advantage of daylighting while minimizing solar heat gain and cooling loads. Other green features include used several recycled and renewable materials.These include: sunflower seed panels, reused salvaged doors, and recycled content ceiling tiles. Low volatile organic compounds (VOCs) or no VOCs paints were used to finish off the interior environments.


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