Pa. high school makes green-certification grade
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Lewisburg, Pa.'s new high school, which opened last year, has earned among the highest ratings given to new "green" facilities.
Administrators at Lewisburg Area School District recently learned that the 181,000-square-foot high school earned LEED gold Certification, the second highest certification, reports The Daily Item.
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, is an internationally recognized “green” building certification system. The designation is earned through building projects designed to limit use of natural resources and enhance efficiency and energy conservation.
Lewisburg Area received a $2 million grant toward having the building become LEED certified.
Among the “green” work at the new school is 660 solar panels installed on the roof, which bring an estimated annual savings of $18,000. Another is that the concrete block contains 60 percent recycled materials.
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