On January 28, 2015, Austin ISD celebrated our first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) certified school: Guerrero Thompson Elementary School. AISD has been designing new schools with the environment in mind for many years, but Guerrero Thompson is our first school to receive dual green building certification through the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED and Austin Energy’s Green Building programs. Guerrero Thompson received LEED Silver designation and a four-star rating from Austin Energy.
Two additional AISD facilities—the AISD Performing Arts Center and Jaime Padron Elementary School—are also seeking dual green building certification. Both facilities are aiming for LEED Gold and Austin Energy Green Building four-star ratings.
Curious what difference green building makes? Check out this infographic highlighting the estimated cost savings and environmental benefits from some of the school’s energy, water, and waste reduction features.
KXAN highlighted the school's green features and AISD's commitment to sustainability.
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