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Franklin County public school earns LEED Platinum status!

August 29, 2012

While a new movie is talking about Franklin County’s bootlegging past, educators are taking Franklin county’s students into the future.

The first PassivHaus public school in the United States has just been awarded LEED Platinum status, the highest possible rating. The Center for Energy Efficient Design (CEED), a Cool Cities affiliate and past Cool Citizen award winner.

According to Dr. Kevin Bezy, principal of the Gereau Center. “This is primarily due to the hard work, perseverance, and expertise of Adam Cohen.”

Cohen, a principal in Structures Design Build and a certified Passivhaus consultant, has been internationally recognized for his pioneering work in energy-efficient design in the United States. His firm is also a Cool Cities affiliate, and he is a past Cool Citizen award winner.

LEED certification provides independent, third-party verification that a building or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at achieving high performance in sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, indoor environmental quality, locations and linkages, awareness and education, innovation in design and regional priority.

Congratulations to all!

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