Washington-Lee High School has been awarded Gold certification in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program by the US Green Building Council.
LEED® Gold Certified
Completed: Summer 2009
The new Washington-Lee High School Project has a four-story academic wing which accommodates 1,600 students in grades 9 through 12. Along with a large gym, 25 meter x 25 yard competition pool, 850 seat theater, and two new rectangular athletic fields (in addition to the current stadium). The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Green Building Rating System was used as a design guide and tool throughout the design and construction process to create long lasting value in this facility.
Some of the high performance and sustainable features incorporated into this projects design include:
The LEED® Green Building Rating System™ is the national benchmark for the design, construction, and operations of high-performance green buildings. It is a system of certification to evaluate the sustainability of building construction. Visit the U.S. Green Building Council’s Web site at http://www.usgbc.org/ for more information.
There are five major LEED® categories:
Energy & Atmosphere
Materials & Resources
Indoor Environmental Quality
There is also a category on innovation and design process.