Douglass Elementary School – Boulder Valley School District

Aspen Community School. Powers Products.


Boulder, CO


RTA Architects

general contractor

Adolfson & Peterson Construction


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To replace the original Douglass Elementary School building with a an focus on the district’s Sustainability Management System and the Sustainable Energy Plan. These requirements include new schools and buildings to be designed to meet 2009 LEED for Schools and maximize LEED points for Indoor Environmental Quality.


Include tubular daylighting (both 14″ and 21″) to bring daylight into classrooms, gym, and communal areas.

At 59,000 sf, the new Douglass Elementary School was designed to meet the District’s Sustainability Management System and Sustainable Energy Plan and is net-zero energy capable. The new building is estimated to use just 30.9 kBTU/SF/year, a 64% reduction in energy use over the old facility, translating into significant utility savings for the District.


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