Prairie Trails School in Mount Prospect, IL, named 2023 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School
Prairie Trails School in Mount Prospect, IL, has been named a 2023 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School.
Twenty-six schools, 11 districts, and four post-secondary institutions were honored nationally by U.S. DoE for innovative efforts to reduce environmental impact and utility costs, improve health and wellness, and ensure effective sustainability education.
The net-zero Prairie Trails School houses preschool and kindergarten classes and district administration offices.
IMEG collaborated with FGM Architects and River Trails School District to renovate the school, formerly known as Parkview Early Learning Center. The sustainability features save $32,000 a year in energy costs while optimizingindoor air quality. The project achieved PHIUS+, the passive building energy standard.
IMEG provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, technology, and commissioning services for the project, which was completed in 2021.