Solana Ranch Elementary School

December 1, 2015

Situated on a 10-acre site, Solana Ranch Elementary School outside of San Diego, California, serves approximately 650 students and is designed as a community-oriented school that is sensitive to its neighborhood context. It utilizes air distribution systems, shaded windows, clerestory windows and natural air ventilation. Because of these sustainable design strategies, the school is now achieving a 60 percent offset in energy use.