DC Achieves a LEED-Gold certification

Last week Design Concepts was informed we'd received a LEED-Gold certification on Prairie View Middle School in Brighton. Congratulations go out to Sarah and Carol for this awesome accomplishment! The first public school to achieve LEED-Gold in Colorado was Aspen Middle School, which we also worked on.
Originally the goal had been 35 LEED points for Prairie View, and the thought was that a few points would be lost during the review. However, four points were instead GAINED--with two design points awarded during the review and two additional construction points submited--giving us a total of 39 points, which is certifiable at the Gold level. Every point that we went after was awarded, something the project lead designer/architect Nora informed us never happens.

There are only a few Colorado public schools which have achieved LEED certification, and Design Concepts is proud to have been a part of some of the few that are! We are currently attempting LEED Gold for Casey Middle School in the Boulder Valley School District. For a list of LEED certified projects click here (as of this posting Prairie View is still registered as "Brighton Middle School #3").