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LEED Gold for Lovett School

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

The Lovett School’s Portman Middle School in Atlanta has received LEED Gold certification from the US Green Building Council in recognition of the school’s highly sustainable design and construction.

The project’s highly sustainable attributes include a green roof, which features an outdoor classroom and demonstration garden for water harvesting; a water collection and recycling program; the use of rapidly renewable materials; the recycling of construction waste; and a “Building Dashboard.” In addition to its LEED Gold certification, the project has earned an Energy Star rating from the US Environmental Protection Agency and US Department of Energy.

The new Middle School, which opened last fall, is a physical representation of a commitment to sustainable practices and environmental stewardship that are incorporated in the Lovett School’s strategic plan. Sustainability is part of the curriculum for all students, with ten hours of instruction required. Teachers incorporate aspects of the building in their lessons, particularly in the areas of science and math.

Shepley Bulfinch’s other LEED Gold certified projects include the University of Denver Law School; Gallatin Hall at Harvard Business School; and Duke Library at Furman University.

The Lovett School’s commitment to sustainability


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