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Wisconsin school honored for sustainability

Northland Pines High School in Eagle River, Wis., has been given the Award of Merit by the Wisconsin Green Building Alliance for its environmentally responsible design and construction. The 253,000-square-foot school opened last year and can accommodate up to 600 students. The building is designed to provide classrooms with ample amounts of daylight; monitoring systems ensure the indoor air quality is good. Dual-flush toilets and no-water urinals help conserve water. The school's maintenance workers use cleaning products that are non-hazardous and emit low amounts of fumes. Northland Pines already had received a gold LEED rating from the U.S. Green Building Council for its design and was the first K-12 facility in Wisconsin to achieve LEED certification. The architect is Hoffman.

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