Green Features

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Water Efficiency


Energy and Atmosphere


Materials and Resources


Indoor Environmental Quality


LEED Certifications

Designed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the Leadership in Energy and Environemtental Design (LEED) program uses a rating system that is built to recognize buildings that implement environmentally friendly strategies in order to promote sustainable building practices. The five major categories that buildings are judged on are:

Simply stated, the LEED rating system is a point-system of 100 points (maximum). There are four levels of certification:

Washington-Lee's Gold LEED Certification

Designed by Grimm+Parker Architects and constucted by Hess Construction, Washington-Lee achieved a gold LEED certification with 69 points.

The school additionally won the Platinum Level Distinguished Design Award from the Virginia School Boards Association and it was named the 2010 Top High School from the Virginia Educational Facility Planners.

Click here to view Washington-Lee’s LEED credit score card.