On March 27, 2019, Shingobee Builders was honored by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) as an Eagle Winner, the highest award in ABC’s National Excellence in Construction Awards competition, for our work on Four Winds Alternative & Career Technology Education High School in Fort Totten, North Dakota. For more about the award, check out our blog post about it.


The school is a Net Zero Energy Building, which means it produces as much energy as it uses. It has multiple innovative sustainable construction features. Check them out in our tour below!



Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF) were used to simplify wall construction and provide greater thermal mass for significant energy savings. 



Solatube daylighting systems use optical technology to bring in lots of natural light. They'll save operational costs by helping the school use less energy on lighting. 







An 80Kw array of photovoltaic (solar) panels allowed the project to complete the net-zero design.




The building’s heating and cooling uses a ground-source geothermal system with high efficiency water-to-air heat pumps, variable speed fans and pumps, and an energy recovery system.




LED lighting with occupancy sensors cuts down on operational costs, as it uses less energy to run.




The last stop on our tour is how the building provides opportunities to teach students about sustainable building practices and energy use.





To check out more of our sustsainable construction examples, head over to our projects page!