Fayetteville High School earns LEED silver certification

Todd Gill, Flyer staff

The first phase of the new Fayetteville High School has been awarded LEED Silver green building certification, district officials announced Tuesday.

The LEED – or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design – rating system was developed by the U.S. Green Building Council and is the foremost program for design, construction and operation of green buildings.

The certification is based on a scorecard which includes points accumulated on a variety of features of the school facilities, such as sustainable site selection, recycled construction materials, indoor air quality, water use reduction and water-efficient landscaping.

The $45 million construction phase was completed last year, and is part of a complete transformation of the high school.

It is the third school in the district with LEED certification after Butterfield Trail Elementary and Happy Hollow Elementary Schools.

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