Sun Prairie High School, Sun Prairie Area School District


Sustainable Engineering Group was hired to perform energy modeling and geothermal design services for the new Sun Prairie Area District High School. The three-story building constructed was completed in 2010. It features a 1,000 seat auditorium, a four-station field house, a cafeteria that seats up to 1,000, a competition swimming pool and academic clusters of smaller classroom learning centers. The project is one of the largest applications of a ground-source geothermal HVAC system in the country with 343 vertical bores drilled 300′ deep.
Other energy efficient features of the building include a high performance building envelope, dedicated outdoor air energy recovery ventilation, occupancy sensors, daylighting controls, a demonstration PV system. Other “green” features include a low-flow water fixtures, waterless urinals, and native planting to reduce water consumption. Click for SE2 poster.


Client: Sun Prairie School District
Location: Sun Prairie, WI
Square Footage: 425,000
Year Built: 2010
Certification: Energy Star