Thunder Vista P-8 School (Sustainability)

This new PK-8 school for 1,000 students is located on a 12 acre site in the Anthem Community in Broomfield. The main entry faces Pebble Creek Parkway and has nearly 60 feet of grade change across the site which allows for a second entry and drop off from Pikes Peak Drive.


  • Community bike trail integrated into site 
  • Landscape features replicating the environmental prior to development 
  • Exterior lighting designed to eliminate light pollution
  • On-site garden for students 


  • 42% indoor water use reduction 
  • Indoor plumbing fixtures meet CHPS maximum flow requirement thresholds  


  • Ground Source Heat Pump system resulting in 55% energy cost savings from baseline 
  • Environmentally preferable refrigerants 
  • Advanced commissioning on building systems 
  • Advanced energy management system and submetering 


  • Low VOC materials specified throughout building  
  • 75% of construction waste diverted 


  • Enhanced filtration for increased air quality
  • Indoor air quality best practices used throughout construction process
  • Ample daylight access  
  • EMF testing to minimize exposure to harmful radiation 

Learn more about the architecture of Thunder Vista P-8.