Paradise Elementary School

Pequea Valley School District
Project Type: New Build
Project Area: 92,140 SF
Awards: LEED Gold

This award winning facility has been constructed on a seventeen acre site of the existing Paradise Elementary School. This facility was the first LEED® Gold Certified elementary school in Lancaster County. It was designed to conserve and reduce energy consumption and associated costs. The district sought to construct a building that conserved land resources, reduced energy consumption and costs, reduced water consumption, lessened the storm water impact of new construction, and supported the regional economy by utilizing local materials and resources. Further energy saving features include increased insulation in walls and roof, dimming ballasts in all light fixtures with daylight controls and occupancy sensors, monitoring software to continuously optimize document system performance and energy conservation, building orientation for optimal natural lighting, and high efficiency windows. The elementary school accommodates students in grades K-5 and is a 92,140 sq.ft. facility.