Koontz & Eblen Intermediate (Prototype School)
Buncombe County, North Carolina
Client: Buncombe County Schools
Cost $15,681.000 (Koontz), $14,528,000 (Eblen)
Leed Silver certified
One of the most distinctive design features of these intermediate schools is the inclusion of roof monitors for daylit classrooms. Other features include rainwater cisterns for landscape irrigation, sustainable stormwater management, low-emitting finish materials and built-in teaching tools for a sustainable education program geared toward 5th-6th graders.