Five Salt Lake City schools designed by GSBS Architects, have fulfilled their original promise of energy efficiency. The five schools were designed by GSBS between 1999 and 2007. GSBS Architects, in conjunction with MKK Engineers, verified the energy performance by evaluating energy bills and with on-site verification. All of the schools are in the top 75th percentile nationally.
According to Garth Shaw, who led the project for GSBS, the effort was undertaken on a pro bono basis to help the firm benchmark their designs and to illustrate their commitment to the highest level of energy performance.
Energy Star Certification goes toRose Park Elementary, Bonneville Elementary, Beacon Heights Elementary, Glendale Middle School, and Hillside Middle School.