Q: Will the aesthetic exterior design of the school and the building materials strive to lower energy costs over the long term ?  Will the school have a high LEED rating 1-11-19

A: The design of the building will be studied during the schematic design phase for items such as building orientation, passive solar strategies, and overall building envelope efficiency.  The project will comply with the state of Connecticut’s High Performance Building Standard which outlines similar ratings to that of LEED by the USGBC.  The compliance checklist for schools includes items such as improved energy performance, renewable energy, reduced water consumption, daylighting, reduced heat island effect, etc.  The complete guideline can be found here: http://www.ct.gov/deep/lib/deep/energy/buildingstandards/compliancemanualhighperformancebuildings.pdf