• FAQs: Sustainability

    Q: Will the buildings be sustainable (green)?
    A: Yes, the Board of School Directors is committed to all current and future building projects being sustainable.  Both the South and North buildings are targeted for LEED Gold certification.
     
    (LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is a green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices.)
     
    Q: What is the significance of LEED Gold certification?
    A: There are four levels of certification — the number of points a project earns determines the level of LEED certification that the project will receive. Typical certification thresholds are: 
Levels of LEED Gold Certification
  • Q: What makes the building sustainable?
    A: Using the LEED certification process as a guide, points are awarded in the following categories:
LEED Certification Sustainability Categories
  • Q: What can we expect to see in our buildings?
    A: As evidenced from the list above, many of the important sustainable features (like energy efficiency) are "invisible" to the casual viewer.  However, the solar array planned for the North Building and the liberal use of natural day-lighting are some of the features that the community can expect.
     
    Q: Will there be a green roof?
    A: The Board is currently exploring the possibility of adding one to the project.
     
     
     
Last Modified on December 4, 2015