Net-Zero - The Future is Here.

Dearing Elementary School is Pflugerville ISD’s first Net-Zero campus…making as much energy as it uses. This two-story facility features grade levels which are organized into pod communities, each of which feature classrooms surrounding a central flex space that can be used for team teaching or large group activities.  The pod communities are then organized around a centralized “discovery zone” which is made up of the library, gymnasium and cafeteria.  The open-plan discovery zone serves as the heart of the school and rethinks the traditional common spaces in an interactive, collaborative zone for learning.

Dearing ES


93,376 SF New Elementary School

Digital displays show the building’s energy usage, integrating sustainability into the students’ day to day activities.

Eco Garden, Cisterns, and a Pond

Daylighting in 100% of Classrooms

Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF) walls

LED Lights

Energy Management System

Geothermal Heating and Cooling

Privacy Preference Center