Center for Lifelong Learning Hopes to Become First LEED Platinum School in Garden State

The 90,000-square-foot Center for Lifelong Learning would be the first LEED Platinum school in New Jersey.

Designed by USA Architects of Somerville, New Jersey, the 90,000-square-foot Center for Lifelong Learning will accomodate 175 autistic and disabled children aged 3 to 21 and is aiming for the first LEED Platinum rating of any school in the state of New Jersey. The $23 million project just recently broke ground in Sayreville and should be ready in September of 2009.

The school will offer 24 classrooms, as well as physical therapy, gymnasium, and aquatics space, which will also be used by Sayreville’s Brain Injured Children’s Swim program. In addition to LEED-standard design features, with an emphasis on energy performance, the school will also include an interior garden and nature trail that will weave through the 28-acre site. The project is being administered by the Middlesex County Regional Education Services Commission, which operates 10 schools across the county.

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2 Responses to Center for Lifelong Learning Hopes to Become First LEED Platinum School in Garden State

  1. Crystal Foster Monday, March 16, 2009 at 5:11 pm #

    this sounds amazing. I pray that God blesses your facility. how do i go about applying for a job position within the school?

  2. Cathy Deselich Monday, March 23, 2009 at 4:53 pm #

    This is going to be great for the kids and our community. We need more projects like this in New Jersey and in other states.
    I am interested in applying for a position in this facility. How do I go about doing so ?? I am a Paraprofessional Aid.

    thank you.
    Cathy D.

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