Perkins Eastman
Case Study 1:

Dunbar High School

Washington, DC

Sustainable Features

The attributes of the building that helped it achieve LEED for Schools-New Construction Platinum include:

  • a radiant heating system in the floor of the “Armory,” the school’s main public space;
  • a ground source heat pump (aka “geothermal”) system under the football field;
  • a 482-kW photovoltaic array on the roof;
  • two 20,000-gallon cisterns adjacent to O Street for collecting and reusing rainwater;
  • and enhanced acoustics, low-VOC materials and plentiful daylight and views throughout.