The renovations and additions at Horace Mann Elementary School in Washington, D.C., have received LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for sustainable design and construction.
Washington DC citybizlist reports that the district renovated 17,000 square feet of existing space and added 33,000 square feet of new space.
Among the sustainable design elements: use of low-emitting materials and strategies to increase the amount of natural light in the building; use of recycled content and regional materials; water conservation strategies; a green wall in the school lobby; and a rooftop garden.
The architect for the $37.7 million project is Marshall Moya Design, and the design-build team is SkanskaUSA.
The school received 64 out of 110 points in the LEED rating system to achieve Gold certification.