Name: Olivenhain Pioneer Elementary School
Scope: Energy Upgrades and Modernization
Location: Encinitas, CA
Owner: Encinitas Union School District
Sq ft.: 52,700

We worked with EUSD to upgrade the existing roof to an Energy Star Cool Roof. The mechanical units are SEER 15 and above, with two large units over SEER 20. Each classroom and space will get new Solatubes and the electrical lights will be converted to A/B switching with a photocell, which will turn the lights off, when the skylights are bright enough. The site will also benefit with the addition of photovoltaic panels, which will offset over 75% of the schools total power requirements. The project also includes a landscape upgrade to edible and native plant materials, which will decrease the site water requirements by approximately 25%.


We approach sustainability with each individual organization in mind. No organization or school district should tackle sustainability without first developing a strategic intent. We work with each district to help them understand what they are doing, why they are doing it, and what their efforts are going to measure. Most importantly, sustainability requires commitment from the senior leadership team of the organization or district.

We pride ourselves on developing sustainable projects that are in-line with the goals of the District and that can be easily implemented by the staff. We do not do projects for feathers in our OR yours, but to convert operational dollars into educational dollars.