Are any green initiatives being planned as part of Phase III?
The new addition to the Senior High School will be energy-efficient but we do not have plans to apply for LEED certification. As part of the project, the school district intends to use:
• T8 or T5 high-output fluorescent lights for lighting in the gymnasium, which should use less energy than traditional lighting.
• Light wells and translucent panels for daylight harvesting, meaning that daylight will be used as much as possible to limit the need for indoor lighting.
• Solar walls will be used for tempering air for the HVAC system, with the goal being to reduce the cost of heating.
As we get further into the design phase, we should be able to provide more examples of the energy-efficiency built into this project.