• 16-NOV-2010

Acuity Brands Supports Green Schoolhouse Series

Acuity Brands Supports Green Schoolhouse Series
Creating sustainable and healthier learning environments for children and improving teaching environments for instructors is the goal behind The Green Schoolhouse Series from Acuity Brands. The company has pledged major funding and in-kind contributions to help build two highly modernized and sustainable schoolhouses in the City of Phoenix.

The objective of The Green Schoolhouse Series is to achieve USGBC LEED-Platinum certification in each of the schools. Currently, there are no LEED-Platinum Certified K-12 schools built or under construction in Arizona. Solar, day lighting, acoustics, energy-efficient HVAC systems, earth-friendly wall systems and flooring, zero-VOC paints, drought-tolerant landscaping, motion detectors, and energy management systems create a "green" educational learning environment. The sustainable design, products, and components are expected to help achieve net-zero energy, resulting in no additional electricity costs.

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