is leading the nation by example receiving LEED Platinum certification as well as earning the highest score ever awarded under the LEED for Schools
New Construction program.
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a certification of distinction that provides independent, third party verification that a building, home or community has been designed and constructed using strategies aimed at achieving high performance in key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.In order to achieve LEED Gold certification under the LEED for Schools
2007 rating system, a school must earn 44 to 57 out of 79 possible points.
"Now, the new Promise Academy Charter School and Community Center will allow one of the top charter schools in the nation to have an even greater impact."The building, designed by John Ciardullo Associates, will be LEED for Schools
Green Building Council's (USGBC's) LEED for Schools
program, in its quest to advocate the design and construction of more "green" K-12 schools.
The project is seeking a Silver certification under the LEED for Schools
program, with an emphasis on site development, energy and water conservation, construction activities and indoor air quality.
"In the end, the owner benefits from all those things and more importantly, the kids benefit, too," adds Kobet, who is also co-chair of the LEED for Schools
The Project shall be designed in such a way so as to achieve, at a minimum, LEED for Schools
- Gold certification.
The first Gold Certified LEED for Schools 2007 middle school in North Carolina, Margaret B.
In order to meet LEED Gold Certification under LEED for Schools 2007, a school must earn 44 to 57 out of 79 possible points.
Green Building Council's development of LEED for Schools
Ankeny, IA, March 16, 2012 --(PR.com)-- QA Graphics, provider of the award-winning Energy Efficiency Education Dashboard[R], is pleased to announce the sponsorship of the LEED for Schools
: Overcoming the Challenges webinar to be presented by Environmental Design + Construction magazine.
The LEED for Schools
course is the only one being offered in the tri-state area at this time.