Prairie Crossing Charter School

Location: Grayslake, IL

Prairie Crossing Charter SchoolIn addition to housing, an organic farm and open space and trails, the development also includes a charter school. This 3 building campus includes 15,400 sq. ft. and 11,000 sq. ft. classroom buildings and 9,200 sq. ft. gymnasium.

The school received a LEED-NC Gold rating and serves approximately 360 K-8 students. The project consumes at least 50% less energy than a conventional building through the use of geothermal heat pumps and radiant floors fed from geothermal water to water heat pumps. In addition to daylighting, the system incorporates the use of demand control ventilation in conjunction with heat recovery. These sustainable design features helped the project receive an Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation Grant. Many of the school’s environmental features will be used as teaching tools.


  • LEED-NC Gold