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Wolfe School receives LEED Certification Plaque

Presentation of LEED Certification Plaque to Wolfe School. Pictured from left: Dr. Ed Davis, UCPS Superintendent; Dean Arp, UCPS Board of Education Chairman; Stephanie McArthur, LS3P Boney Architects; David Bellamy, LS3P Boney Architects; Don Hughes, Facilities Executive Director; Sam Tyson, Sam Tyson Builders, Inc.

Union County Public School is no stranger to the advantages of building schools with LEED concepts, guidelines and sustainable designs.  Newly opened schools also incorporate LEED design guidelines, but are not pursuing the LEED certification with the USGBC (United States Green Building Council).  Wolfe School is our 1st LEED Certified school in Union County.

For those who are unfamiliar with LEED Certification, several steps have to be taken to qualify during the design process, construction, and occupancy.  A few include: Site Selection (Minimize disruption to the site and existing landscape), Stormwater Design, Heat Island Effect (roof minimizes heat gain by reflecting sunlight), Water Efficient Landscaping, Optimized Energy Performance (water-source heat pumps utilizing geothermal wells and adequate natural day lighting), Use of Recycled Content, Controllability of Systems (light switches, operable windows, individual temp contract per room), and a LEED Accredited Professional (Architect responsible for design and LEED Accredited Professional on site). 

LS3P-Boney Architects provided guidelines and processed this Certification for Wolfe School, along with General Contractor, Sam Tyson Builders, Inc. 

Written by: Gwen Barr
Posted: Feb 04, 2010 by Gwen Barr

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