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Susitna Valley Jr./Sr. High School

The Su-Valley High School in Talkeetna, Alaska was destroyed by fire in 2007 and rebuilt in 2010 with energy efficiency in mind. The high school covers over 50,000 square feet and cost $24 million to re-build. The school earned LEED Silver certification as well as an IES Illumination Award of Merit (LD+A, April 2012). A reduction in classroom light levels combined with fixture choice and control usage contributed to the building's annual energy usage coming in 21% below ASHRAE/IES 90.1-2004.

Designed by award winning McCool Carlson Green Architects of Anchorage, the design theme reflects the school's learning signature "learning with art and nature". Art installations by ten Alaskan artists are installed throughout the school. Litecontrol's Mod 46 Pendant Indirect/Direct evokes outdoor elements such as tree limbs or sticks and the Nexus simulates bird nests; both hang amidst an art installment featuring metal fabricated ravens called The Chase Is On by Gina Hollomon.