Discovery Elementary School

Arlington, VA

Client

Sigal Construction Corporation

Completion

2017

Awards

2018 First Place Technology Awards, Category II - Educational Facilities - New, ASHRAE
2017 Design Award, Citation from AIA|DC President for Sustainability, AIA|DC

Arlington County Public Schools needed to accommodate increasing enrollment. They undertook constructing a new school to meet these demands and added the challenge of making this building the first zero-energy school in the Mid-Atlantic. To help achieve zero-energy status, the Discovery Elementary School design incorporated numerous innovative features and strict enclosure requirements, including air infiltration limits approximately 60% better than commonly targeted industry standards. SGH provided building enclosure consulting services during the project’s construction phase.