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:
Energy efficiency that exceeds industry standards by a minimum of 20% by means of high efficiency equipment, high insulation thermal values, high shading coefficient glazing, solar shading devices, and energy recovery features for both exhausted air and waste water
Water efficiency that exceeds industry standards by a minimum of 40% by use of waterless urinals, dual flush toilets, and low-flow lavatories, shower heads, and faucets
Significant reductions in storm water quantity and increase quality by means of filtering
Occupancy sensors controlling lighting, heating and cooling
Specification of locally manufactured materials
Specification of highly recycled content construction materials
Improved indoor air quality through careful specification of materials and construction procedures
Roofing systems that reduce the urban heat island effect by using high reflectivity membranes and vegetated roofing
Close to bus lines and conveniently located bike racks
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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.
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