Ysleta ISD selected PSC to design a new 35,000 SF, two-story classroom building on the campus of Parkland High School. The addition is composed of 23 classrooms, including a consumer science kitchen, classrooms for disabled children, a career and technology (CATE) building, and foreign language classrooms. The design process included preliminary meetings with department heads and end users to gather information on current needs and the long-term vision for their individual spaces. PSC formulated several design options to maximize what the district could build with its allotted budget. The final design utilizes an adjacent and abandoned elementary school site. This option not only was the most economical but provided the greatest visibility to the community and fit very well with the campus master plan. Energy efficiency also sets this project apart.

The peak demand savings are as follows:

  • Lighting – 21.531 kW, 53,887 kWh/year
  • HVAC – 32.6 kW, 55,772 kWh/year

“Our team was very impressed by the energy-efficient design of the Parkland High School CR Addition. It is likely one of the top projects per square foot that we have seen in this program to date.”

Ross Oakley, program consultant for CLEAResult Consulting