North East ISD Cibolo Green Elementary School

This newly constructed 122,000 square foot elementary school is located on the far north side of San Antonio, Texas. Cibolo Green Elementary consists of 45 instructional classrooms, accommodating 1,200 students, with supporting computer labs; music rooms; resource centers; library and media centers; kitchen and cafeteria; gymnasiums; administrative and counseling areas; and nurse station.  Parking facilities, general playfield, and playground areas were included.

Recycled material was heavily utilized in the design elements. For example, recycled glass tiles line halls and drinking fountain areas. Windows allow for natural lighting and a reduction of energy usage. Green design incorporates local/regional materials into the building structure. To support this, Cibolo Green used natural Texas sedimentary rock. In fact, a special limestone called Cordova Shell, that showcases marine fossils from the ancient Texas seas, was selected as both an architectural element and a learning tool.

A new central plant with high efficiency water-cooled chillers and fire tube boilers was constructed, along with new electrical service for the campus.

This campus was designed to standards allowing for LEED Gold and received the following awards:

Project Title:  Cibolo Green Elementary School

Project Location:  San Antonio, Texas

Owner:  North East Independence School District

Project Size:  122,000 SF

Total Project Cost:  $27,413,000

MEP Role:  Subconsultant

Architect:  Pfluger & Associates Architects

Services Provided:  Mechanical, Electrical, & Plumbing Engineering

Sustainability Goal:  Awarded LEED Gold