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LEED schools are making big strides in 2018

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LEED schools are making big strides in 2018

  1. 1. Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences Los Angeles, California LEED Gold As the first new building to be constructed at the school’s main campus in nearly 20 years, the 25,000-square-foot Science Education & Research Facility serves the school’s upper and middle school students as their primary science facility. The exposed structure and building systems provide a real-life, hands-on learning experience for students to study the physics and structural interactions. Photo Credit: Jeremy Bitterman Architect: Frederick Fisher and Partners Architects (USGBC Organizational member)
  2. 2. Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences Los Angeles, California LEED Gold In addition to meeting Crossroads’ strict sustainability guidelines, the facility also features energy-generating photo-voltaic panels embedded into the glass curtain wall, recycled denim insulation throughout, LED light fixtures and ample natural light, a stormwater filtration system, energy-efficient plumbing and a roof garden. Crossroads encourages its students to become leaders in science and technology, as well as to live responsibly with nature. Photo Credit: Jeremy Bitterman Architect: Frederick Fisher and Partners Architects (USGBC Organizational member)
  3. 3. Playa Vista Elementary School Playa Vista, California LEED Platinum Playa Vista Elementary School is a unique new campus that intertwines sustainability goals with innovative teaching. The campus generates 58 percent of its energy on site through solar panels on the roof, which double as a shade structure for the outdoor corridor. Photo Credit: Edmund Barr Architect: NAC Architecture (USGBC Organizational member)
  4. 4. Playa Vista Elementary School Playa Vista, California LEED Platinum Water source heat pumps draw on a geothermal heat exchange system. The green energy system inspired the creation of an educational “treasure hunt” that teaches students how the system works and encourages sustainable living. Architect: NAC Architecture (USGBC Organizational member)
  5. 5. Elbert PK-12 School Elbert, Colorado LEED Gold The 70,869-square-foot PreK-12 Elbert school attained LEED Gold certification through extensive daylighting, occupant thermal comfort and an efficient HVAC system. Photo Credit: Brad Nichol Photography Architect: Hord Coplan Macht (USGBC Silver member)
  6. 6. Elbert PK-12 School Elbert, Colorado LEED Gold The views between the various levels of The Elbert School reinforce a sense of community, safety and security. Photo Credit: Brad Nichol Photography Architect: Hord Coplan Macht (USGBC Silver member)
  7. 7. Prairie Heights Middle School Evans, Colorado LEED Gold The 103,300-sauare-foot Prairie Heights Middle School is an International Baccalaureate school that achieved LEED Gold certification in part through the large photovoltaic array that offsets almost all the building’s use of electricity. Photo Credit: HCM/RB+B Architects: Hord Coplan Macht (USGBC Silver member) and RB+B Architects (USGBC member)
  8. 8. Prairie Heights Middle School Evans, Colorado LEED Gold The 103,300-square-foot Prairie Heights Middle School is an International Baccalaureate school that achieved LEED Gold certification in part through the large photovoltaic array that offsets almost all of the building’s use of electricity. Photo Credit: HCM/RB+B Architects: Hord Coplan Macht (USGBC Silver member) and RB+B Architects (USGBC member)
  9. 9. Valor Center for Culture and Influence Highlands Ranch, Colorado LEED Silver The 85,000-square-foot Valor Center on the Valor Christian High School Campus includes 20 teaching and performing spaces tailored for specialized instruction in the Arts and Communication. The Valor Center paid special attention to the acoustics in each space to ensure they were conducive to teaching, learning and live performance. Photo Credit: Paul Wedlake Architect: Hord Coplan Macht (USGBC Silver member)
  10. 10. Valor Center for Culture and Influence Highlands Ranch, Colorado LEED Silver The Valor Center paid special attention to the acoustics in each space to ensure they were conducive to teaching, learning and live performance. Photo Credit: Paul Wedlake Architect: Hord Coplan Macht (USGBC Silver member)
  11. 11. Alexander Montessori School Weston, Florida LEED Gold The Alexander Montessori School Ludlam Road is a new two-story building on an existing education campus; the 16,408-square-foot building consists of classrooms, library, computer room, science room, offices and associated support space. Photo Credit: Briley Architects Submitted by: The Spinnaker Group (USGBC Silver member)
  12. 12. Alexander Montessori School Weston, Florida LEED Gold Sustainable features include water use reduction by over 46 percent using low-flow plumbing fixtures. Potable water use for landscaping was reduced by over 56 percent. In addition, solar panels were installed to offset energy consumption by over 14 percent, as well as being used for educational purposes. Photo Credit: Briley Architects Submitted by: The Spinnaker Group (USGBC Silver member)
  13. 13. Southside High School Youngsville, Louisiana LEED Certified The educational curriculum provided by this school offers an elevated emphasis on agricultural and energy industries, with a focus on 21st century issues and technologies. In support of this industrial-focused curriculum, the school features career and technical shops and a maker space. Additionally, the school features an extensive arts department for both music and performing arts. Photo Credit: Ayala Vargas Photography Architect: Abell Crozier Architects and Pfluger Architects (USGBC Silver member)
  14. 14. Southside High School Youngsville, Louisiana LEED Certified The building has two -and three-story tall atrium spaces, with a central dining area, as well as an open-concept library that can be used after hours for the community as part of the Nexus concept. The openness of the communal areas also captures the natural light and illuminates the core of the building. This promotes the use of these communal spaces as group learning areas supporting 21st century learning ideals. Photo Credit: Ayala Vargas Photography Architect: Abell Crozier Architects and Pfluger Architects (USGBC Silver member)
  15. 15. Relay Elementary School Arbutus, Maryland LEED Silver Designed in alignment with 21st century learning principles, the school is laid out into a series of neighborhoods that correspond to each grade level. Each neighborhood is grouped together and connected by a central commons, a flexible and open area with the ability to serve a few students or the whole grade level. Photo Credit: GWWO Architect: GWWO, Inc. (USGBC Organizational member)
  16. 16. Relay Elementary School Arbutus, Maryland LEED Silver A light-filled media center with a connecting outdoor reading garden and a second-floor rooftop classroom offer differing mediums for learning and gathering. Photo Credit: GWWO Architect: GWWO, Inc. (USGBC Organizational member)
  17. 17. Lyndhurst Elementary/Middle School Baltimore, Maryland LEED Gold The design of the enlarged and renovated Lyndhurst Elementary/Middle School in Baltimore uses a new addition to integrate dramatic daylight and environmentally friendly elements. Collaborative learning spaces promoting teamwork among students, as well as ample windows and skylights, combine to create a beautiful environment conducive to education. Photo Credit: Jeffrey G. Katz Architect: STV Inc. (USGBC Gold member)
  18. 18. Lyndhurst Elementary/Middle School Baltimore, Maryland LEED Gold The LEED® Gold school also includes efficient HVAC systems, safe wiring, modern security features and other state-of-the-art amenities. Photo Credit: Jeffrey G. Katz Architect: STV Inc. (USGBC Gold member)
  19. 19. Brown Station Elementary School Gaithersburg, Maryland LEED Gold The recently completed Brown Station Elementary School is a brand-new 106,000-square-foot, three-story elementary school designed for Montgomery County Public Schools by RRMM Lukmire Architects. The original 60,000-square-foot Brown Station Elementary School was constructed in 1979, but needed to be demolished in order for the new school to be built to meet the needs of the increasing student enrollment. Photo Credit: RRMM Lukmire Architects Architect: RRMM Lukmire Architects (USGBC Silver member)
  20. 20. Brown Station Elementary School Gaithersburg, Maryland LEED Gold The design concept of the new school is based on a train station, which carries through the flooring design , inspired by the Washington, D.C. metro map. The new school also includes special amenities including a county daycare facility, a separated drop-off area and bus loop, two softball fields, a soccer field and four new hard and mulch play areas. Photo Credit: RRMM Lukmire Architects Architect: RRMM Lukmire Architects (USGBC Silver member)
  21. 21. Silver Creek Middle School Kensington, Maryland LEED Gold The new LEED Gold Silver Creek Middle School represents the continual evolution of middle school design. This 165,000-square-foot building is the first four-story school in Montgomery County. Designed to accommodate 930 students with a core capacity of 1,200, the structure sits on a 13-acre, steeply sloping site. Photo Credit: Sisson Studios Architect: Samaha Associates, P.C.
  22. 22. Silver Creek Middle School Kensington, Maryland LEED Gold The media center is a collaborative, multi-functional space for independent, small and large project-based learning. The large windows provide students with a connection to the outdoors, which improves focus in academic settings. Photo Credit: Sisson Studios Architect: Samaha Associates, P.C.
  23. 23. Winchester High School Winchester, Massachusetts LEED Gold SMMA’s approach to renovating the 288,840-square-foot Winchester High School, transformed a 1970s Brutalist-style, concrete school serving 1,370 students into a beautiful 21st century learning environment. Beyond the immediate educational improvements, the building is now less likely to flood, due to site mitigation, and affords the community extensive use of spaces in a LEED Gold school. Photo Credit: Gustav Hoiland Architect: SMMA (USGBC Silver member)
  24. 24. Winchester High School Winchester, Massachusetts LEED Gold Through a two-year planning process with numerous public meetings, the project goals were formed, including low energy use and LEED certification, resulting in energy performance 48 percent better than code, 35 percent water efficiency, 91 percent building reuse, enhanced acoustical performance and green housekeeping. The design introduced an Innovation Lab, differentiated learning environments and interdisciplinary adjacencies that facilitate STEAM learning. Photo Credit: Gustav Hoiland Architect: SMMA (USGBC Silver member)
  25. 25. Dwight Englewood Hajjar STEM Center Englewood, New Jersey LEED Certified Dwight Englewood Hajjar STEM Center’s strategic location and window glazing provide views, daylighting and passive solar heating. Incorporating the building into the hillside reduced the exposed building envelope and the related heating and cooling energy use. Contrasting with the classrooms’ brick and wood façades, the warm cedar exterior also allows the building’s character to shift with the seasons. Photo Credit: Paul Rivera, courtesy of Gensler Architect: Gensler (USGBC Gold member)
  26. 26. Dwight Englewood Hajjar STEM Center Englewood, New Jersey LEED Certified The MEP design employs optimized indoor air quality, water use reduction, enhanced refrigerant management, mechanical and lighting system controls and increased daylighting. The building is expected to operate at an Energy Use Index of 91, 27 percent less than the median for K-12 buildings in the US. The materials used on the project were over 40 percent recycled materials and over 38 percent regional materials. Additionally, the project achieved exemplary performance in providing views to the outdoors from all the core learning spaces. Photo Credit: Paul Rivera, courtesy of Gensler Architect: Gensler (USGBC Gold member)
  27. 27. Renaissance West STEAM Academy Charlotte, North Carolina LEED Silver As students circulate through the school building, they are continuously engaging the outdoors. These "in-between" spaces also promote social relationships and collaboration. Photo Credit: Sean Busher Imagery Architect: Little (USGBC Silver member)
  28. 28. Renaissance West STEAM Academy Charlotte, North Carolina LEED Silver The environment promotes wellness through biophilic design. The interior features transparent walls, showcasing the learning activities and providing clear views to the outdoors, allowing natural light to flood the interior and link students and teachers to their natural surroundings. Photo Credit: Sean Busher Imagery Architect: Little (USGBC Silver member)
  29. 29. Childhood League Center Columbus, Ohio LEED Silver The Center, built intentionally on an urban site, is close to the communities it serves and provides necessary access to neighborhood resources and bus stops. True to LEED principles, The Center reused an existing building, maintaining its distinguished characteristics and honoring its heritage built on a historic Columbus site. This innovative playscape offers a multitude of natural materials, textures, grades and educational elements to spark curiosity and learning. Photo Credit: Brad Feinknopf/OTTO Architect: M+A Architects (USGBC Silver member)
  30. 30. Childhood League Center Columbus, Ohio LEED Silver Finding ways to enrich young lives through innovative design, The Center physically breaks down the barrier between indoor and outdoor, creating a biophilic- inspired, flexible environment with large windows, optimizing natural light and transitioning fluidly from the outdoor built environment, as in this art room. These features exemplify the focus on indoor environmental quality, enhancing cognitive development and personal growth for all those who use the space. Photo Credit: Brad Feinknopf/OTTO Architect: M+A Architects (USGBC Silver member)
  31. 31. Greenville Elementary & Middle School Greenville, Ohio LEED Gold Multi-height, gable and hip roof planes are supported by a combination of masonry bearing and steel frame construction. The building’s high-performing envelope, coupled with a geothermal well field for the HVAC system, will allow the district to save on energy costs for years to come. The closed-circuit geothermal well field includes 150- to 330-foot-deep bores. The project achieved over 47 percent energy savings, contributing significantly to its certification as LEED Gold. Photo Credit: Garmann/Miller & Ken Schory Architect: Garmann/Miller & Associates (USGBC Silver member)
  32. 32. Greenville Elementary & Middle School Greenville, Ohio LEED Gold Daylight glazing was used throughout spaces to optimize for learning. Classrooms in each grade level are clustered around an extended learning area. Operable walls and adaptive loose furnishings allow for a flexible environment that can quickly transform from collaborative projects to traditional instruction spaces. The design also incorporates several outdoor learning labs. With easy access and plenty of space, these areas merge classrooms with nature and the outdoors. Photo Credit: Garmann/Miller & Ken Schory Architect: Garmann/Miller & Associates (USGBC Silver member)
  33. 33. Grant Elementary School Lakewood, Ohio LEED Silver Designed for 381 students, the new Grant Elementary School is approximately 56,254 square feet and replaced an open-concept school that was designed and constructed in the 1960s. The school’s southern façade (pictured) emphasizes how windows were used for daylighting and views.
  34. 34. Grant Elementary School Lakewood, Ohio LEED Silver Located in the community closest to the downtown Lakewood area, the new two-story Grant Elementary was designed to blend in with the neighborhood, yet have a civic appeal. The project involved construction on an extremely tight urban parcel, fronting two residential streets and solving longstanding traffic patterns and parking on the property. The school’s interior focuses on colorful and flexible learning environments. Photo Credit: GPD Group Architect: GPD Group (USGBC Organizational member)
  35. 35. Lincoln Elementary School Lakewood, Ohio LEED Silver Lincoln Elementary School is located on an extremely tight urban parcel and is designed for 381 students. The building is approximately 56,379 square feet and replaces a school that was about 80 years old. Photo Credit: GPD Group Architect: GPD Group, Inc. (USGBC Organizational member)
  36. 36. Lincoln Elementary School Lakewood, Ohio LEED Silver Located in a community closer to the Lake Erie shoreline, the new Lincoln Elementary was designed to be more traditional in appearance, as it replaced a building that was aesthetically very dear to the hearts of the residents. Elements of the old building have been incorporated into the three-story design of the new. Photo Credit: GPD Group Architect: GPD Group, Inc. (USGBC Organizational member)
  37. 37. Roosevelt Elementary School Lakewood, Ohio LEED Silver Designed for 381 students, the new Roosevelt Elementary School is approximately 56,379 square feet and replaces a school that was over 80 years old. Roosevelt Elementary is located on an extremely tight urban parcel, fronting three residential streets, with the design further complicated by a portion of the building that had to remain in operation as swing space until five months before the scheduled completion of the new school. Photo Credit: GPD Group Architect: GPD Group, Inc. (USGBC Organizational member)
  38. 38. Roosevelt Elementary School Lakewood, Ohio LEED Silver Providing an up-to-date educational environment, the aesthetic of the school was enhanced by the incorporation of terra cotta accents from the old building. It all blends together to fit the characteristics of its neighborhood. Photo Credit: GPD Group Architect: GPD Group, Inc. (USGBC Organizational member)
  39. 39. Strongsville Middle School Strongsville, Ohio LEED Silver The Strongsville Middle School project stemmed from a desire to combine students from the two older middle schools, as well as 6th grade students currently attending the district’s elementary schools. The design for this new facility, housing 1,340 students in grades 6-8, incorporates high-performance learning principles and encourages teaming and small group learning in 12 small communities, four in each grade level. Photo Credit: Maguire Photography Architect: GPD Group, Inc. (USGBC Organizational member)
  40. 40. Strongsville Middle School Strongsville, Ohio LEED Silver The building incorporates sustainable design principles and thereby provides more than a place for learning. It is a healthy environment that has a positive effect on students and staff alike. Photo Credit: Hammond Construction Architect: GPD Group, Inc. (USGBC Organizational member)
  41. 41. Highland Park Elementary Stillwater, Oklahoma LEED Certified The school’s beautifully wooded site inspired a friendly, village-like atmosphere. This playful arrangement of space provides 92 percent of the occupied space with daylight views. Photo Credit: Ralph Cole Photography Architect: Selser Schaefer Architects (USGBC Organizational member)
  42. 42. Highland Park Elementary Stillwater, Oklahoma LEED Certified Enclosed courtyards house shaded outdoor classrooms, as well as vegetable and flower gardens with rain cisterns for irrigation. The students even plant, tend, harvest and serve cherry tomatoes from their garden in the school cafeteria. Photo Credit: Ralph Cole Photography Architect: Selser Schaefer Architects (USGBC Organizational member)
  43. 43. Will Rogers Elementary School Stillwater, Oklahoma LEED Certified Two stories of glass allow the school community to interact with the natural setting and provide generous daylight and views to 94 percent of the occupied space. Photo Credit: Ralph Cole Photography Architect: Selser Schaefer Architects (USGBC Organizational member)
  44. 44. Will Rogers Elementary School Stillwater, Oklahoma LEED Certified Shading devices that project from the south side of the building create texture and help reduce heat effect on the building. Exceptional indoor air quality is conditioned by an energy-efficient geothermal system. Photo Credit: Ralph Cole Photography Architect: Selser Schaefer Architects (USGBC Organizational member)
  45. 45. Milby High School Houston, Texas LEED Silver A 40,000-square-foot historic brick high school, originally built in 1926, was carefully restored and now serves as the heart of Milby, embraced by 240,000 square feet of new construction. The restoration extends the life of the nearly century-old materials and provides students with a connection to the school’s history within the surrounding community. Photo Credit: Slyworks Photography Architect: Kirksey Architecture (USGBC Silver member)
  46. 46. Milby High School Houston, Texas LEED Silver Natural light is abundant throughout, and creative reuse of materials, new energy-efficient windows, and maximized outdoor connections for learning contributed to a successful, sustainable renovation where past, present and future meet. Photo Credit: Slyworks Photography Architect: Kirksey Architecture (USGBC Silver member)
  47. 47. James C. Neill Elementary School Richmond, TX LEED Certified The 130,000-square-foot James C. Neill Elementary School is located in Richmond, Texas, within the Harvest Green Master-Planned Community, an “agro- community” that emphasizes sustainable design and a strong tie to the natural environment. LEED Certified Neill Elementary School was designed around this unique “agro-community” by taking advantage of natural light and by prioritizing energy and water efficiency. Photo Credit: PBK Architects, Inc. Architect: PBK Architects (USGBC Organizational member)
  48. 48. James C. Neill Elementary School Richmond, TX LEED Certified The site includes rainwater harvesting tanks, vegetable gardens, bicycle storage, dedicated parking for fuel-efficient vehicles, recycling and outdoor classroom spaces. Lighting controls and thermostats are provided in each of the classrooms, which feature sloped ceilings for maximum daylighting practices. Photo Credit: PBK Architects, Inc. Architect: PBK Architects (USGBC Organizational member)

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