Stewartstown Elementary School Achieves LEED Silver Certification for South Eastern School District
May 22, 2019
EI Associates, a leading architectural and engineering firm, proudly presented to the South Eastern School District, the Board of Education, administration, faculty, students and the community their newly acquired Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Silver Certification for the Stewartstown Elementary School. EI Associates’ Senior Vice President, Daniel J. Bierzonski, AIA, was present to award the plaque and certificate to Stewartstown Elementary School’s principal, Bobbie Lamond.
Modernizing Leads to LEED Silver Certification
Since 2012, EI Associates and the South Eastern School District have worked together completing first a District-Wide Feasibility Study, which lead the District in their decision to renovate three elementary schools. All three projects focused on modernizing the 1950’s school buildings into energy-efficient facilities that would reduce operational costs for the District. The benefits of a LEED® certified facility are not limited to the energy cost savings but also provide a healthier environment that enhances academic achievement and productivity for all the building occupants. This is the third school for the South Eastern School District to achieve Silver Certification with EI Associates. The District’s two other elementary schools, Fawn Area and Delta-Peach Bottom, both achieved LEED® Silver Certification.
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) was developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and is a green building certification program used worldwide. The program uses a set of rating systems for the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of green buildings aimed at helping building owners and operators be environmentally responsible and use resources efficiently. The Stewartstown Elementary School documented and achieved 52 points, which correspond to the Silver Certification under LEED® 2009 Schools rating system.