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The right environment can help students reach their highest potential.

With extensive experience and an expansive product line, EFCO helps architects develop high-quality learning environments for students and educators while ensuring the design intent of a project is upheld.

EFCO is committed to integrating human health and wellness into the design, construction, maintenance and operations of buildings. EFCO windows, curtain walls and entryways add to the occupant comfort of education environments. With experience in daylighting, thermal performance and acoustics, EFCO works to provide students and educators with comfortable environments that allow them to flourish.

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environments for educational facilities.

Project Profile

A superintendent of schools shares his district's experience with EFCO products in enhancing the classroom environment




  Improves usage of natural light through design solutions that in turn lower energy cost and improve student productivity.

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XTherm™ line assists in lowering HVAC workloads by delivering improved thermal performance.

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Systems improve acoustical performance, providing an environment that helps students focus on academic achievement.

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Marysville-Pilchuck high school

Food Commons
Marysville, Washington

EFCO D502 entrance doors and E-Shade™ helped this 16,382-square-foot addition improve energy performance; the EFCO 403 storefront covers the facade and allows for an abundance of natural light into the area.

University of Georgia

Bolton Dining Commons
Athens, Georgia

A functional complement to existing campus architecture, the new Bolton Dining Commons building features the EFCO 5600 curtain wall, 403 storefront and D500 entrance doors that provide appealing views of the upgraded pathways.

University of Texas

Dell Health Learning Building
Austin, Texas

With the university owning 3 million square feet of LEED-certified buildings, this new facility adds to that total, and EFCO 5600 and 5900 curtain wall and D518 entrance doors all contribute as they strive for a 4-Star Austin Energy Green Building rating.

Southern Methodist University

Anita and Truman
Arnold Dining Commons
Dallas, Texas

500 students can sit comfortably in the domed Dining Commons due to the high performance electrochromic glass glazed into the EFCO 5600 curtain wall. Over 75% of occupied areas receive daylight and 90% have views of the outdoors in this LEED Gold® building.

Twin Rivers Primary / Intermediate School

McKeesport, Pennsylvania

The 5600 EFCO curtain wall with high performance glass and sunshades helped to satisfy the requirements for natural daylighting in this LEED Gold® structure. EFCO D500 entrance doors and storefront also contributed prominently to the design.

Charlotte high school

Rochester, New York

Along with meeting thermal performance mandates, EFCO was able to provide 325X XTherm® window and 5600 curtain wall materials that met design needs and helped the school district become one of the best in the nation.

Clay County high school

Ashland, Alabama

This new multimillion-dollar high school united two rival school districts into one. EFCO 601 windows, S403 storefront, and D500 entrances all delivered on the design intent from both thermal and daylighting perspectives for the large number of students on campus.

Brunswick high school

Brunswick, Georgia

The central design aspect of Brunswick, one of the largest schools ever built in Glynn County, was to create a more open layout for a maximized view. The EFCO 5600 curtain wall, 2700 projected windows and D518 entrance doors all helped deliver beautiful, functional results.

Glenbard West high school addition

Glen Ellyn, Illinois

EFCO figured prominently in this energy-efficient, three-story addition. D502 entrance doors open up to a second-story outdoor terrace and green roof. 5600 curtain walls, 403 storefront and 450X windows were all critical to the daylight-filled result.

University of Tennessee Chattanooga library

Chattanooga, Tennessee

Beautiful views abound in this new five-story construction on the Chattanooga campus, much of it thanks to the EFCO 5600 curtain wall and E-Shade™. The top floors overlooking downtown have quickly become a favorite study spot on campus.

The state university of New York

Student Life Center
Cortland, New York

The EFCO 5600 curtain wall, combined with an open floor plan, allows exterior views of the mountains, woodlands and campus in this LEED-certified center. E-Shade™, D500 and D502 entrance doors and 401 and 402 storefront were also used prominently.

Olivet Nazarine university

Douglas E. Perry Student Life and Recreation Center
Bourbonnais, Illinois

Recipient of the Steel Joist Institute’s Design Award, the Perry Center features a running track, four-story climbing wall, aquatic center, and 72,000-square-foot field house. In addition to EFCO D500 entrance doors and E-Shade™, the 5600 curtain wall provides views for students on the climbing wall.