The U.S. Green Building Council awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification to the Academic Center at Providence Day School. The project achieved certification under the LEED 2009 Schools rating system with a total of 42 points.
LEED certification identifies the Academic Center as a showcase example of sustainability and demonstrates PD's leadership in transforming the building industry. In honor of this achievement and in appreciation of the school's participation in LEED, Providence Day School was presented with the certificate below recognizing this accomplishment.
The LEED for Schools Rating System recognizes the unique nature of the design and construction of K-12 schools. Based on LEED for New Construction, it addresses issues such as classroom acoustics, master planning, mold prevention, and environmental site assessment. By addressing the uniqueness of school spaces and children’s health issues, LEED for Schools provides a unique, comprehensive tool for schools that wish to build green, with measurable results. LEED for Schools is the recognized third-party standard for high-performance schools that are healthy for students, comfortable for teachers, and cost-effective.