The Conservatory School in North Palm Beach is a modernization project and includes the design and construction of a new two-story building and the remodeling of two existing buildings on an approximately 9.94 acre campus. The new design includes all new site amenities such as play fields, play courts, PE shelter, bus and parent drives, parking for staff, parents and visitors, landscaping, irrigation, and site utilities. The school accommodates 753 student stations.
The School District of Palm Beach County continues to lead the way in “Greening” their schools. “The School District is committed to building resource-efficient, healthy school environments to support and enhance the educational experience of our students,” said former Chief of Support Operations Joseph Sanches. “One big part of that effort is the District’s commitment to follow the United States Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system for all new construction.” In addition to addressing energy conservation and using recycled materials, LEED certification recognizes schools for classroom acoustics, master planning, mold prevention and sustainable use of the site.
Along with The Spinnaker Group providing all LEED services, Pirtle Construction and Harvard Jolly Architects were key members of the design and construction team and are experts in LEED for Schools, making this project seem effortless in achieving LEED Gold.
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