• 253-858-7472

Renaissance Secondary School 2018 Building Excellance Awards Entry

3954 Trail Boss Lane
Castle Rock, CO 80104

Participant information:
Premier SIPs
Becky Susan
1420 Washington Avenue
Puyallup, WA 98375
Phone: 800-275-7086
Email Address: info@premiersips.com
Website: www.premiersips.com

Buildings over 10,000 sq. ft.
High Performance

2018 SIPA
Building Excellence Awards



Project information:
Renaissance Secondary School
3954 Trail Boss Lane
Castle Rock, CO 80104
Date Completed: 08/2017
Total sq. ft. of conditioned space: 38,225 sqft


Built By:
JHL Contructors, Inc.
Aimee Clode
7076 South Alton Way, H
Centennial, CO 80112

Panels Manufactured By:   Premier SIPS

Designed By:
Ewers Architecture
Perer J. Ewers
1420 Washington Avenue
Golden, CO 80401

Total sq. ft. of conditioned space: 38,225 sqft

Describe the end use of the building:
New secondary school with vision for adventure throughout all curriculum.

How did SIP construction help you get this job?
Energy efficiency for operational costs and for future academic curriculum. Social responsibility to choose products that are sustainable for the future of the students attending this school.

SIP wall thickness and core material: 6"
SIP roof thickness and core material: 10"

Describe the benefits of using SIPs on this project. Did SIPs help save time, labor, construction costs, or energy?
More than 35,380 2sf of roof and wall panels were used. These large panels on a huge project offered speed of construction to close in the school and open for students in the fall of 2017. A tight construction schedule!

Describe any innovative design elements or structural engineering involved:
> The courtyard design with exterior circulation is unique for Colorado, but this design element is important to the school’s mission as an expeditionary school.
> The exterior hallways ensure the students are connected to the outdoors and experience the current climate even when cold or snowing.
> The courtyard also provides an intimate outdoor space that is the heart of the school.
> A slide from the second floor down to the first floor is popular with the students and reminds us all that we can have fun, even just traveling from room to room
> Roofs are all designed for future installation of photovoltaics (PV)
> Kitchen designed as a classroom for students to help prepare healthy lunches

Please list any certifications the project received, such as ENERGY STAR, LEED, National Green Building Standard, WELL, Passive House, Green Globes or local green building programs:
Not yet completed, only a few months open. Pursuing! Energy rater conducted energy use modeling (not yet provided for application), and is monitoring energy use from actual operations for the first year. energy intensity calcs: Code baseline EUI - 54.9 kBtu/SF/year
Design EUI - 42.9 kBtu/SF/year
22% EUI reduction

Energy use intensity in kBtu/ft2: 42.9

Describe the HVAC system used on the project:
> Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) from Daikin for all classrooms and administration
> High efficiency rooftop units for Commons and Gym
> The HVAC system is all electric so that most of the energy usage of the building can be offset using photovoltaic panels
> Big Ass Fan and Air Pear used to de-stratify the air in tall spaces
> Plasma air cleaners for return air in classrooms, to reduce the amount of outside air that must be conditioned

Describe any other energy-saving materials used in the building envelope other than SIPs. List U-values of windows used and the U or R-value of any insulation materials:
> All classrooms have operable windows (solid fiberglass windows with U-values = 0.28)
> Insulated perimeter foundation with thermal break at edge of concrete slabs
> R-30 roof insulation

List any energy-efficient products or design features, such as lighting, hot water heating, appliances, passive solar:
> Low flow urinals and dual-flush toilets
> Low-VOC finishes throughout the school
> Light colored roofing to reduce cooling demand
> Beetle Kill Pine interior wood finish
> LED lighting throughout interior and exterior
> Daylighting with automatic dimming controls

Click Here to download a PDF file of this project

Click on a photo to enlarge.

Builder Information

JHL Contructors, Inc.
Aimee Clode7076 South Alton Way, H
Centennial,, CO 80112

Phone: 303.741.6116
Email: jhlinfo@jhlconstructors.com

Panels manufactured by Premier SIPs.

SIPA Website Sponsors