APS earns Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design award

ATLANTA – APS received the 2011 Leadership in Adoption of LEED (K12) Award from the U.S. Green Building Council of Georgia (USGBC) last week.

Georgia Lt. Governor Casey Cagle presented the award to Jere Smith, APS Director of Capitol Improvement, at the USGBC’s High Performance Healthy Schools Summit held at the Georgia World Congress Center.  APS was one of 3 finalists nominated for the award.

LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and is intended to provide building owners and operators with a concise framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable “green” building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.

Three APS schools have received gold or silver LEED certifications since 2007, including Jean Child Young Middle School, Sarah Rawson Smith Intermediate Campus and Grady High School ROTC renovation.  An additional 14 APS schools have been registered and slated for LEED certification.

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