Roaring Fork School District – Riverview (Eastbank) PK-8 School

Riverview PK8 is located on the east bank of the Roaring Fork River located along Highway 82, south of Glenwood Springs, CO. Riverview is a brand new school for the Roaring Fork School District that is being funded from the bond passed in November 2015 to meet the needs of the expanding community. Riverview PK8 was designed to meet the schools districts goals of providing space for flexibility, modern technology, outdoor learning spaces, community friendly, energy efficient, and many more. Riverview followed the new energy guidelines established in the Facility Master Plan requiring that buildings meet CO-CHPS or 2014 LEED v4 with a minimum equivalent of silver certification. The building will not be certified to one of these but is designed in compliance with both CO-CHPS and LEED.

The mechanical system for Riverview is a variable volume air handling direct/indirect evaporative cooled system with hydronic heating. Air handlers with energy recovery, evaporative cooling, and hydronic heating are located on the roof with terminal variable air volume (VAV) boxes located in the ceiling spaces throughout the building. The air handling units with evaporative cooling will achieve a 35-40% reduction in cooling energy cost when compared to traditional direct expansion (DX) cooling. High efficient condensing boilers are located in a central mechanical room. Some mechanical design features include variable speed pumping with optimized flow and temperature reset sequences, load based heating reset, fan speed controls, and carbon dioxide outside air control to name a few.

Riverview is provided with LED lighting throughout the interior and exterior of the building with emergency egress lighting provided by a natural gas generator. Decorative linear tubular fixtures and cylinder’s light the main entries into the building. A combination of recessed linear slots, downlights and suspended fixtures and windows provided light in the corridors and public spaces.


Glenwood Springs, CO


78,000 SF

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