Eleanor Roosevelt Elementary School

2001 Radford Rd
IA 52002

Eleanor Roosevelt Elementary School

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Completed in 2005, Eleanor Roosevelt is the first new school built for the Dubuque Community School District in 30 years. The building and entire site is designed with environmental sustainability as a goal. Some of the implemented procedures for the site included:
-storm water retention pond that doubles as a wetland with outdoor classroom opportunities
-several acres of reintroduced natural prairie
-use of local materials and locally-manufactured equipment
-maintaining natural contours of the site and matching the building to the slope
-construction waste recycling which diverted more than 50% of the waste generated during construction away from the landfill

Environmental considerations for the building involved:
-geothermal vertical closed-loop heating and cooling system
-use of significant day lighting
-installation of high-efficiency equipment
-integrating a recycling system for building operation

More about the design: http://www.educationdesignshowcase.com/view.esiml?pid=45

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