New high school opens in New Orleans

Feb. 16, 2010
Greater Gentilly High School was designed to receive a LEED silver rating

News release: The Recovery School District in Louisiana has opened Greater Gentilly High School in New Orleans, a three-story, 175,000-square-foot facility built to achieve a LEED silver rating. The 800-student school was built at the previous site of Lake Area Middle School. Its innovative features include a flexible floor plan with retractable walls in several classrooms to allow for team teaching; electrical and cooling systems that can accommodate a one-to-one computer ratio; and a system to collect rainwater to be used in the building’s filtration system.

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