Going Gold in Oregon

HILLSBORO, Ore. – The 600-student K-6 Rosedale Elementary School achieved LEED Gold certification in March, making it the first LEED-certified school in the Hillsboro School District.

The $15.9 million school was completed last fall and uses the latest in energy efficient features to save 30 to 50 percent of energy per year compared with an equivalent-sized school building without efficiency enhancements. The two-story, 74,100-square-foot facility saves the district close to $28,000 per a year in energy costs.

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Virginia School Earns Gold Certification

ARLINGTON, Va. — The new Washington-Lee High School, a public school in Arlington County, recently received LEED Gold certification — the second public school project in the state to do so.
McDonough Bolyard Peck Inc. of Fairfax, Va., provided construction management for the $85 million replacement. Grimm + Parker Architects of McLean, Va., provided design services, and Hess Construction Co. was the contractor.