The new V. Sue Cleveland High School built in Rio Rancho was the largest LEED Certified project of its kind in New Mexico. The high school accommodates 2,350 students with its 444,100 square foot facility on the 140-acre site. Yearout installed site utilities, process piping, plumbing, and HVAC. The project utilized a ground source, geothermal heating, and cooling system, with 640 wells that are each 305 feet deep. The well fields are used for condenser water for the heat pumps. The high school also utilizes an energy recovery unit, pre-conditioning each facility’s outside air. The large land with dispersed buildings offered a surmountable challenge.
Client: Jaynes Corp.
Location: Rio Rancho, New Mexico
Type: Education, LEED Building
Project Role: Subcontractor
Special Features: LEED Silver