Peckham Architecture
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Eco Schoolhouse

Rated LEED Gold by the U.S. Green Building Council, the Eco Schoolhouse at Grant Elementary is the most energy efficient school building in Columbia, Missouri. Nick Peckham, then of Peckham & Wright Architects, designed the project as a gift after a classroom trailer was devastated by fire. All materials were produced locally, with the farthest source just outside Jefferson City. The Eco Schoolhouse demonstrates conservation, recycling and environmental awareness. Peckham coordinated donations of time, money and supplies from local engineers, contractors, suppliers and volunteers to complete the schoolhouse, which opened in 2008. The building's heating, cooling and electricity cost less than $400 per year.
Project Year: 2008
Project Cost: $100,001 - $150,000
Country: United States
Zip Code: 65201
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The Eco Schoolhouse is covered in fireproof cement fiberboard siding that won’t shrink or crack. Its color compliments Grant Elementary’s brick finish. The concrete foundation and floor is 28 percent fly ash (coal residue from power plants). Rain barrels connect to an irrigation hose that runs through the native landscaping, which replaced much of the existing asphalt to suppor...More
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The Eco Schoolhouse demonstrates conservation, recycling and environmental awareness. An air-source heat pump eliminates the need for ducts or a boiler, and operable windows permit natural ventilation whenever possible. The concrete foundation and floor is 28 percent fly ash (coal residue from power plants), with floor tile that uses corn, a renewable resource, as a binder. The...More
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The Eco Schoolhouse is covered in fireproof cement fiberboard siding that won’t shrink or crack. Its color compliments Grant Elementary’s brick finish. The concrete foundation and floor is 28 percent fly ash (coal residue from power plants). Rain barrels connect to an irrigation hose that runs through the native landscaping, which replaced much of the existing asphalt to suppor...More
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Rain barrels outside the Eco Schoolhouse connect to an irrigation hose that runs through the native landscaping, which replaced much of the existing asphalt to support a school garden club and provide a more natural environment.
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