Friday, September 26, 2014

Northside Elementary Becomes NC’s First LEED Platinum Elementary School

Northside Elementary School in Chapel Hill, NC, has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification. The three-story, 100,000-square-foot school opened in the fall of 2013. The design incorporates a garden roof area, a comprehensive stormwater management plan, permeable pavers, porous playground surfaces, and light shelves to maximize daylight in classrooms and reduce the energy spent for lighting. Northside Elementary is one of only twenty LEED Platinum public schools in the nation, and one of only four elementary schools.