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Rosedale Elementary School Wins Gold For Being Green

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  • 1. February 26, 2010Hillsboro School District’s Rosedale Elementary Achieves GOLD Standard for Green SchoolsOnly 8 other schools in the United States have achieved this levelgreen school /grEn skül / n. a school building or facility that creates a healthy environment that is conducive to learningwhile saving energy, resources and money.Hillsboro, OR - Rosedale Elementary School in the Hillsboro School District has officially achieved Gold certification as aLEED School ( Leader in Environmental Engineering and Design) from the U.S. Green Building Council under the rigorousLeed for Schools rating system established in 2007. Rosedale, which opened in the fall 2009, is the school district’snewest elementary school- and its first LEED School. The school serves students in Grades K-6 and was built under thevoter approved 2006 construction bond.Rosedale’s notable sustainable design and construction features in the areas of Energy Efficiency, Water Conservationand Efficiency, Healthy Indoor Air Quality and Materials Conservation contributed to the school’s designation as a GoldLEED School. The school was designed by Mahlum Architects and built by Robinson Construction.According to information from the U.S. Green Building Council, Green Schools use 30-50 percent less energy and 30percent less water than a typical school building. In addition to the energy and cost savings benefits of Green Schools,the U.S. Green Building Council cites many studies that have demonstrated that Green Schools provide direct benefits tostudent and teacher health and performance through features such as: natural light and windows, high indoor air qualityand excellent acoustics.Additionally, green schools lessen environmental impacts through responsible approaches to site, reduced demand onmunicipal infrastructure and recycling during and after construction. Like other green buildings, green schools decreaseour reliance on fossil fuels, thus decreasing carbon dioxide emissions and other forms of harmful pollution.Rosedale Elementary is located at 3901 SW 229th Avenue in Hillsboro, Oregon.For more information, contact Nicole Kaufman in the Hillsboro School District Communications Department at503.844.1500. ###Attachment: Rosedale Green Profile “Fact Sheet”

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