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  Newport Coast Elementary School, Page 24Newport Coast Elementary School
Perkins & Will
234 East Colorado Boulevard, #600, Pasadena, CA 91101

Newport Beach, California
Total Square Feet: 41,202
Construction Period: Sep 1999 to Mar 2001

Construction Team
Owner: Newport Mesa Unified School District - 2985 Bear Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Division Of State Architect: 15373 Innovation Drive, #250, San Diego, CA 92128
Civil Engineer: RHA Engineering, Inc. - 7177 Brockton Avenue, #220, Riverside, CA 92506
Structural Engineer: K.B. Loung & Associates - 9320 Baseline, #D, Pasadena, CA 91701
Electrical/Mechanical & Plumbing Engineer: TMAD Engineers, Inc. - 500 East E Street, Ontario, California, 91764
Landscape Architect: RHA Landscape - 3612 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside, CA 92501

Anew Southern California elementary school -- designed by the architectural firm of Perkins & Will -- has received the "Savings by Design Energy Efficiency Integration Award" from a statewide consortium of California's largest investor-owned utilities.

The award for "superlative design and creativity fused with environmental sensitivity and innovative energy efficiency solutions," was co-sponsored by Pacific Gas and Electric Company, San Diego Gas & Electric, and Southern California Edison Company in partnership with the American Institute of Architects, California Council.

The Newport Coast Elementary School is expected to achieve a combined 43 percent total annual energy savings - or approximately $15,300 in energy costs. Most of the project's energy savings was made possible through the use of natural daylight and energy efficient lighting and dimming controls in the classrooms and administrative spaces.

Southern California Edison (SCE) adopted the school, a 42,000-square-foot K-6 facility on a 10-acre site overlooking the Pacific Ocean, as a "School of the Future" showcase project, focusing on energy efficiency and sustainability in order to create the best environment for learning.

The school district's first new school in 20 years, Newport Coast will accommodate 700 students. The elementary school is built in Tuscan style, and consists of wood frame construction, with exterior cement plaster, structural steel reinforcement, and clay tile roofing. 

Some of the energy efficiency measures incorporated into the school include: exterior corridors, and classrooms clustered around courtyards; operable windows, cross-ventilation, and natural air stratification through stack effects; light shelves for daylighting; and strategic landscaping. The "built-in" energy-efficient features will be used as a teaching tool in the school curriculum, showing students how an environmentally friendly building contributes to saving the Earth's resources, and reduces pollution and waste. 

Perkins & Will, named 'Architectural Firm of the Year' for 1999-2000 by the American Institute of Architects, is a full-service planning, architecture and interior design firm. Perkins & Will is one of the nation's leading design firms for schools.

Founded in 1935, the firm currently is serving clients with projects in markets including health care, science and technology, K-12 education, higher education, general buildings and interior design. The firm's California practice includes offices in Pasadena and Santa Monica, national headquarters offices are in Chicago, and additional regional offices are located in Atlanta, Charlotte, Miami, Minneapolis, New York and Paris.

DIV 07: Roof Tile: US Tile.
DIV 08: Entrances & Storefronts, Windows: EFCO Corporation; Metal Doors & Frames: Krieger Steel; Hardware: Schlage.
DIV 09: Carpet: Lee's; VCT: Armstrong; Acoustical Ceilings: Armstrong; Paint: Dunn Edwards; Ceramic Tile: Dal-Tile.
DIV 16: Lighting: BEGA, Louis Poulsen, Williams.

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