Stevens Library

Stevens Library at Sacred Heart Schools: Atherton, Calif.

For schools in drought-stricken areas, net zero energy and water strategies help future-proof against utility rate hikes. But, the price tag for net zero can be too high for school budgets. Fortunately, a library project at Sacred Heart School in northern California illustrates that it is possible to deliver a net zero energy building within a conventional budget while teaching kids about the value of conserving resources.

Building Team - Stevens Library at Sacred Heart Schools

  Building Owner/Representative  Sacred Heart Schools Architect  WRNS Studio General Contractor  Herrero Contractors Mechanical, Electrical Engineer, Energy Modeler  Interface Engineers Structural Engineer  Hohbach-Lewin, Inc. Civil Engineer  Sherwood Design Engineers Landscape Architect  Bellinger Foster Steinmetz Lighting Design  Interface Engineers LEED Consultant …

Building Envelope - Stevens Library at Sacred Heart Schools

Building Envelope            Roof   White TPO roofing (white) Type  Flat roof with high-efficiency roof-top solar photovoltaic panels Overall R-value  R-38                      Walls  Gyp board Type  Metal stud framing centered at 24” with 1-inch thick rigid insulation added to the batt…