31 Mar '15, 9pm

Check out @USGBC case study of LEED Gold Niles North HS Aquatics Center @NTHSD219

Niles Township High School District 219 (D219) set its sights on transforming the pool into a full-fledged aquatics center. Additionally, since its 5-year plan called for a campus-wide focus on sustainable construction, D219 wanted the facility to set a standard for energy and water efficiency. The new Niles North High School Aquatics center emerged as the highest LEED rated high school aquatics center in the US. The design decreases energy use by 44% and water use by 42% compared to a typical facility of similar size. The project includes a new competition “cold” pool with diving zone, a renovated community “warm” pool, a new public connecting corridor, locker room renovations, coaches’ offices, and meeting/storage space. The center benefits community members: It houses feeder programs and swim lessons from park districts and local organizations. The center also serves th...

Full article: http://www.usgbc.org/projects/niles-north-high-school-aqu...

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