K-12 Educational Buildings
- Fluvanna County High School, Palmyra, VA: This 280,000 sf new high school designed by BCWH features 30% energy use reduction through high-performing HVAC, lighting, and envelope systems, 43% water use reduction through low-flow plumbing fixtures, reflective roofing to reduce heat island effect, and permanent sun shading. This building achieved LEED-S Silver certification in March 2013.
- Collegiate School Sharp Academic Commons, Henrico, VA: The Collegiate School is a comprehensive co-ed K-12 school that now educates 1,600 students and has been repeatedly recognized for academic excellence. The new Academic Commons designed by Tymoff + Moss Architects is a 25,600 sf building with library, media center, café and classrooms and achieved LEED-S certification in March 2015.
- Dunbar Senior High School, Washington, DC: SDC provided LEED process management for this 205,000 sf new public high school which, designed by Perkins Eastman with Moody Nolan. Although the initial LEED goal was Silver, SDC enabled this project to achieve Platinum with the highest number of points to date (91) incorporating strategies such as rainwater collection, radiant heating, and daylight harvesting.
- Garrison Forest Middle School, Owings, Mills, MD: SDC provided LEED-NC Silver-level process management for this 30,096 sf private middle school building, which was designed by CSD Architects and achieved certification in October 2009. In addition to green building design strategies, this project accomplished a notable diversion of 97% of construction waste from the landfills.
- Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School, Richmond, VA: SDC provided LEED-S Silver-level advisory services to the architect, BCWH, for design of this new 149,600 sf replacement public school building, which was completed in January 2014 and certified in July 2015. SDC also provided LEED-NC Silver-level process management for the same campus' new Pre-K Building, certified in November 2016.
- Seven Locks Elementary School, Bethesda, MD: SDC provided LEED process management for 70,000 sf new addition and renovation of the existing public school designed by WMCRP architects. This project achieved LEED-S Gold-level certification in December 2012. Green building strategies include a geothermal heating / cooling system as well as use of sunscreens and interior light shelves.
- Stoddert Elementary School, Washington, DC: SDC provided LEED process management for this project. With SDC's help, in addition to achieving LEES-S Gold certification, this 64,000 sf public elementary school modernization designed by Perkins Eastman became one of the first recipients of the Green Ribbon Award, presented by President Obama in 2012.
LEED for Schools is similar to LEED for New Construction, with additional requirements for environmental quality to provide enhanced learning environments for our children. SDC has been at the forefront of developing green building policies and guidelines for K-12 Educational facilities before LEED for Schools was created. Over a period of several years, SDC provided a variety of direct consulting services to Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) in support of their emerging Green Building Program, including guideline development, review, updates for compliance with the new LEED for Schools rating system, and training for MCPS staff and contractors. In addition to providing guideline assistance, SDC has provided LEED process management and advisory services for more than 60 K-12 Educational facilities throughout the region.