AltusWorks is proud to announce Edgebrook Elementary School Addition recently received LEED Silver Certification!

The Edgebrook Elementary School two story addition was approximately 36,000 sf and included 8 classrooms, a science lab, computer lab, cafeteria and kitchen, and elevator. Edgebrook Elementary achieved LEED certification for energy use, lighting, water and material use as well as incorporating a variety of other sustainable strategies. By using less energy and water, LEED certified buildings save money for families, businesses and taxpayers; reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and contribute to a healthier environment for residents, workers and the larger community.

LEED certification of Edgebrook Elementary School was based on a number of green design and construction features that positively impact the project itself and the broader community. These features include:

  • Daylight harvesting within classrooms
  • Green roofs on 72% of the addition, 45% of whole roof area
  • Bioswale and rain garden development for stormwater management
  • Dedicated recycling space within the building
  • Low flow urinals and automatic flush urinals and toilets
  • Use of water efficient landscaping
  • 20% post-consumer recycled construction materials and 20% regional materials
  • Use of low VOC emitting materials

AltusWorks, Inc. posted this on 9/16/13 in Green Projects.