Jackson Brown King Architects, Inc.
12921 Cantrell Road, #201, Little Rock, AR 72223
Date Bid: May 2007 Construction Period: May 2007 to Sep 2008
Total Square Feet: 64,259 Site: 17.89 acres.
Number of Buildings: One; 27 classrooms.
LEED® for Schools Silver
Building Size: First floor 64,259; total, 64,259 square feet.
Building Height: First floor, 40’; total, 40’.
Basic Construction Type: New.
Foundation: Cast-in-place, slab-on-grade. Exterior Walls:
CMU, brick, metal wall panel. Roof: Metal. Floors:
Concrete. Interior Walls: Metal stud drywall.
Structural Engineer: Engineering Consultants, Inc. - 401 West
Capitol, #305, Little Rock, AR 72201
General Contractor: Dayco Construction, Inc. - 30 North Road,
Damascus, AR 72039
Mechanical Engineer: Innovative Solutions Group, Inc. - 136 Apple
Blossom Loop, Maumelle, AR 72113
Electrical Engineer: Lucas, Merriott & Associates - 2225 West 7th
Street, Little Rock, AR 72201
Wooster Elementary School in the Greenbrier School District is a shining
example of sustainability. It is the recycling center for the community
and a learning environment for its students and parents on green
building. As the first school in Arkansas to achieve a LEED® for Schools
Silver certification, Wooster educates while enjoying lower operating
costs through energy efficiency.
Seeking LEED certification, Jackson Brown King Architects designed
learning spaces with cutting-edge technology to lower energy costs. To
educate on green building technique traditional learning spaces were
equipped with unique features such as exposed building systems.
The lighting system maintains consistent light levels on work surfaces
by supplementing the natural daylight in the spaces. During peak
sunlight, the amount of energy consumed by the fixtures is reduced. The
use of the Simple Saver System® by Thermal Design, took advantage of the
bright white fabric of the system to increase reflectivity and to
enhance the daylighting features.
The total annual energy cost for the school is $54,633, an energy cost
savings of 27% compared to the LEED® baseline. Each room has a carbon
dioxide sensor to provide a healthy exchange of fresh air based on
occupant need instead of square footage.
Wooster Elementary School, completed in September 2008, demonstrates
Greenbrier’s commitment to provide an environment for its students to
become life-long learners with an emphasis on green living.
Metal Building Manufacturer: Alliance
Roof Insulation: Simple Saver System® by Thermal Design
Interior Insulation: CertainTeed Gypsum: CertainTeed
Metal Studs: Marino Ware
Ceilings & Acoustical Clouds: Armstrong