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Great learning environments are about more than the right teachers and books. They’re about keeping students comfortable while also getting the most for every precious education dollar.

McKinstry helps design professionals address issues that are unique to high-density school environments, including increased ventilation, the need for more bathrooms, and weeknight/weekend downtime. We also empower innovative new trends such as more open space for student safety or sinks in the hallways to prompt good hygiene.

Working with school districts big and small, we are relentless in our search for ways to protect their bottom lines. Our systems meet initial construction budgets and also minimize ongoing operational costs. And we’re constantly looking for alternative energy sources that make sense for schools, such as biomass, solar, bio-fuels, geothermal, and waste-to-energy projects.

McKinstry brings value to educational buildings from kindergarten to university and beyond. For school districts in Washington, Colorado, Minnesota, Oregon, and Idaho, McKinstry helped create money saving heating systems powered by Renewables, including biomass boilers and solar wall applications. We also performed major HVAC and Electrical jobs for a major university.

University of Minnesota—Morris, Seattle University, Rogers Independent School District


McKinstry works with many government entities, always with the aim of protecting their budgets and helping them save resources for their communities. View projects >


McKinstry is a major player in helping create safe, efficient, and attractive healthcare environments. View projects >


McKinstry is a powerful partner in renewables, delivering turn-key energy source solutions. We implement long-term energy solutions for your community or organization. View projects >

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