Carlstadt Public School (NJ) Receives LEED Silver from USGBC

We wrote about the Carlstadt Public School earlier this year, but the School’s receipt of its LEED Silver rating earlier this week deserves additional mention. Designed by Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey-based DMR Architects, the project earned 36 LEED points for a variety of sustainable features that will help the building reduce its water and energy [...]

We wrote about the Carlstadt Public School earlier this year, but the School’s receipt of its LEED Silver rating earlier this week deserves additional mention. Designed by Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey-based DMR Architects, the project earned 36 LEED points for a variety of sustainable features that will help the building reduce its water and energy consumption by thirty percent. USGBC President Rick Fedrizzi noted that the “Carlstadt Public School and DMR Architects are to be congratulated for achieving LEED certification. . . . The certification . . . sends a message that the Board of Education cares about the health of the building’s users and employees.” Construction on the project began back in 2005, and the School was dedicated this past June; it’s the first school in Bergen County to earn a LEED rating from USGBC.

Check out our previous post for more details on specific green design elements(including the building’s aerating faucets and lighting motion sensors), as well as an overview of New Jersey’s Executive Order #24 that directs (but does not mandate) that new schools under construction in the Garden State incorporate the LEED guidelines.

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