LPCiminelli’s dedication to innovation throughout every aspect of this $1 billion project is no more apparent than with sustainability. Throughout all completed schools, new energy-efficient windows and lighting, motion-controlled lighting, along with energy-efficient boilers and other HVAC equipment, reduce energy consumption. Throughout construction, our project teams have monitored ventilation by installing carbon dioxide monitors or integrating fresh air intakes. This improved indoor environmental quality will benefit students for generations to come.
Not only have sustainable construction elements been implemented district-wide, but one school holds the esteemed designation of being recognized by U.S. Green Building Council. Buffalo Public School 31, Harriet Ross Tubman School, became the first K-12 pilot Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Existing Buildings (LEED-EB) project in the nation. To improve natural light in the classrooms, our team installed light shelves that could increase ambient light. We also installed rapidly renewable materials, such as linoleum, to reduce maintenance costs. Finally, our team installed an Energy Star white roof to reduce the need for energy during warm months, while still maintaining premier insulation during the cooler months.