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Elda Elem. and Ross Middle receive LEED Silver Certification

posted Jan 22, 2013, 7:46 PM by Greg Young   [ updated Mar 13, 2013, 12:49 PM ]
The Ross Local School District recently received word that Elda Elementary School and Ross Middle School received LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver Certification from the United States Green Building Council. The two buildings which received extensive renovations over the past two years, qualified for the award due to the many energy saving features incorporated into the buildings' materials and systems. Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council in 2000 through a consensus based process, LEED serves as a tool for buildings of all types and sizes. LEED certification is third-party validation of a building’s performance. LEED certified projects blend environmental, economic, and occupant-oriented performance. They cost less to operate and maintain; 

are energy- and water-efficient; are healthier and safer for occupants; and are a physical demonstration of the values of the organizations that own and occupy them.  Superintendent Greg Young remarks that, "This certification demonstrates the school district's commitment to providing our taxpayers energy efficient buildings which are healthier for our students and staff and also protect our environment." For more information: www.usgbc.org.