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Highland High School

Highland High School is a 100,000+ square foot public high school located in Highland Illinois. In 2015, the District began a process of evaluating energy performance contracting as a way to make facility improvements. One of the potential projects was the replacement of nearly 50,000 square feet of roof assemblies over gypsum decks. Working closely with the chosen ESCO and in lieu of re-coating the roof, the district specified a WindSmart roof replacement system.

Through a competitive bidding process, a WindSmart Approved Applicator was chosen. The low responsible bid provided a cost savings while achieving all of the owner’s stated goals.

New roof assemblies are designed and installed to achieve:

  • Code compliance with wind uplift resistance engineered to ASCE standards
  • Designed to achieve new 2015 energy code – R-30 insulation value
  • Engineered permeation plan and controlled air exchange to achieve moisture mitigation of a wet roof assembly section
  • A high level of environmental stewardship which avoided roof “tear off”, thus allowing 100% recycling of existing air barrier and insulation materials. A 100% upcycled cover board was utilized.
  • Fast-track construction (2 weeks)


Highland, IL


Highland Schools


Bichel and Associates

Roofing Contractor:

WindSmart Approved Applicator

Square Footage:

45,000+ sq. ft.


60-Mil EPDM

Year Completed: