We Are a LEED School

What is LEED? It stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. It is a green building rating system designed to provide a recognized standard for the construction industry to assess the environmental sustainability of building designs.

LEED is a point-based rating system; points are earned for building attributes considered environmentally beneficial. For example, 10% of the building materials must contain recycled content to achieve the recycled content credit.

LEED has 110 points covering seven topic areas. Each topic area has a statement of associated goals. They include:

  • Site Development: minimize storm water run-off, encourage car pooling and bicycling, increase urban density and green space
  • Water Efficiency: eliminate site irrigation, reduce water consumption, minimize or treat wastewater
  • Energy Efficiency: reduce building energy consumption, use renewable energy, eliminate ozone-depleting chemicals, commission building systems
  • Material Selection: minimize construction waste, re-use existing building façade, use locally recycled and salvaged materials, use renewable construction materials
  • Indoor Environmental Quality: incorporate daylighting, use low off-emitting materials, provide operable windows and occupant control of work space, improve delivery of ventilation air
  • Innovation in Design: use a LEED Accredited Professional, greatly exceed the requirements of a credit, incorporate innovative environmental features not covered in other areas, develop a green education plan.
  • Regional Priority: target issues of environmental importance based on geographical locations as well as designing and constructing more durable buildings.
  • Our school was granted LEED status in the fall of 2013. If you would like a tour of our school’s LEED features, please contact us at 403-500-2118 to arrange a time.

    LEED

    We Are a LEED School

    What is LEED? It stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. It is a green building rating system designed to provide a recognized standard for the construction industry to assess the environmental sustainability of building designs.

    LEED is a point-based rating system; points are earned for building attributes considered environmentally beneficial. For example, 10% of the building materials must contain recycled content to achieve the recycled content credit.

    LEED has 110 points covering seven topic areas. Each topic area has a statement of associated goals. They include:

  • Site Development: minimize storm water run-off, encourage car pooling and bicycling, increase urban density and green space
  • Water Efficiency: eliminate site irrigation, reduce water consumption, minimize or treat wastewater
  • Energy Efficiency: reduce building energy consumption, use renewable energy, eliminate ozone-depleting chemicals, commission building systems
  • Material Selection: minimize construction waste, re-use existing building façade, use locally recycled and salvaged materials, use renewable construction materials
  • Indoor Environmental Quality: incorporate daylighting, use low off-emitting materials, provide operable windows and occupant control of work space, improve delivery of ventilation air
  • Innovation in Design: use a LEED Accredited Professional, greatly exceed the requirements of a credit, incorporate innovative environmental features not covered in other areas, develop a green education plan.
  • Regional Priority: target issues of environmental importance based on geographical locations as well as designing and constructing more durable buildings.
  • Our school was granted LEED status in the fall of 2013. If you would like a tour of our school’s LEED features, please contact us at 403-500-2118 to arrange a time.