LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)

The LEED® green building certification program is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of green buildings.

The U.S. Green Building Council® is committed to a prosperous and sustainable future for our nation through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. With a community comprising 78 local affiliates, more than 20,000 member companies and organizations, and more than 140,000 LEED® ProfessionalsTM, USGBC® is the driving force of an industry that is projected to contribute $554 billion to the U.S. gross domestic product from 2009-2013. USGBC leads an unlikely diverse constituency of builders and environmentalists, corporations and nonprofit organizations, elected officials and concerned citizens, and teachers and students. USGBC is the developer of the LEED green building certification program and the convenor of the Greenbuild® International Conference & Expo.

The following is a list of schools Design Concepts has worked on which achieved LEED certification. lease visit USGBC's website or contact us for additional information. 

LEED Platinum

Casey Middle School. Boulder, Colorado


Aspen Middle School. Aspen, Colorado

Aurora Public Schools P-8. Aurora, Colorado

Center K-12. Center, Colorado

Prairie School. New Raymer, Colorado

Prairie View Middle School. Brighton, Colorado

Sanford PK-12. Sanford, Colorado

Sangre de Cristo PK-12. Mosca, Colorado

Vista Peak High School. Aurora, Colorado


Big Sandy PK-12. Simla, Colorado

Colorado's Finest Alternative HS. Englewood, Colorado

Eagle County Charter Academy. Eagle, Colorado

Frederick High School. Frederick, Colorado

Idalia PK-12. Idalia, Colorado

Prairie PK-12. New Raymer, Colorado

Stuart Middle School. Brighton, Colorado

*LEED and the related logo is a trademark owned by the U.S. Green Building Council and is used with permission.

BEST (Building Excellent Schools Today)

Established in 2008 with the signing of C.R.S.22-43.7, BEST provides an annual amount of funding, in the form of competitive grants, to school districts, charter schools, institute charter schools, boards of cooperative educational services and the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind.  BEST funds can be used for the construction of new schools as well as general construction and renovation of existing school facility systems and structures. 

The following is a list of projects Design Concepts has worked on which were funded by the BEST grant program. Please visit the BEST site or contact us for additional information.

Big Sandy PK-12. Simla, CO

Center PK-12 School. Center, CO

Elbert PK-12. Elbert, CO

Fairplay P-12. Fairplay, CO

Hi-Plains PK-12. Vona, CO

Holly PK-12. Holly, CO

Idalia PK-12. Idalia, CO

Prairie PK-12 School. New Raymer, CO

Sanford PK-12 School. Sanford, CO

Sangre de Cristo PK-12. Mosca, CO

Sheridan PK-12. Sheridan, CO