(WASHINGTON, DC) – Brookland Middle School, located at 1150 Michigan Avenue, N.E. achieved LEED Platinum certification by the U.S. Green Building Council ®. LEED is the premier benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high-performance green buildings.The Department of General Services prides itself on high-quality, sustainable construction. Brookland Middle School was awarded 85 out of a possible 109 points. The Platinum rating - the highest attainable under USGBC ratings for sustainability - represents the third District of Columbia Public School (DCPS) project to achieve this level of certification and the 19th LEED certified DCPS facility.
Brookland Middle School received LEED scores in the following technical areas:
Sustainable Sites – 21/24
Water Efficiency – 10/11
Energy and Atmosphere – 27/33
Materials and Resources – 6/13
Indoor Environmental Quality – 12/19
Innovation and Design – 6/6
Regional Priority – 3/4
Brookland MS hosts an outdoor classroom, geo-exchange heating and cooling systems, a rooftop solar array, cool-green roofs, smart automation and controls, underground cisterns, pervious pavers, sustainable art installations and more. “Everywhere you look, there’s a sustainable feature,” said DGS Sustainability Director, Zach Dobelbower. “These features are a teaching-tool and interactive learning lab. Most importantly, the students were active stakeholders in the design process.” DGS is proud to deliver this showcase project to DCPS, the students, faculty, and the local community.