With the recent additions at Seminole Trails Elementary and Manatee Elementary being LEED Certified and Pahokee Middle School receiving Florida Green Building Coalition Certification, the School District of Palm Beach County continues to lead the way in “Greening” our schools. “The School District is committed to building resource-efficient, healthy school environments to support and enhance the educational experience of our students,” said Chief of Support Operations Joseph Sanches. “One big part of that effort is the District’s commitment to follow the United States Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system for all new construction.”
In addition to addressing energy conservation and using recycled materials LEED certification recognizes schools for classroom acoustics, master planning, mold prevention and sustainable use of the site.
A summary of our LEED and Florida Green Building Coalition projects is as follows:
Pine Jog ES
C.O. Taylor/Kirklane ES
Manatee ES Addition
Seminole Trails ES Addition
FL Green Building Coalition Certified
Continuing our commit to Florida’s future generations, Palm Beach County’s 2012 Learn Green Conference and Expo will take place on October 19, 2012 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts. More than 800 participants will take advantage of this conference and exposition for schools, presented by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County.
Teachers, students, administrators, community members and experts in the field will have the opportunity to learn from each other and discuss different programs and innovative initiatives.