12 Jun '11, 11pm

The Energy Lab Receives Highest Living Building Challenge Status

Recently the k-12 school, Hawaii Preparatory Academy, celebrated its first year anniversary of their Energy Laboratory. The laboratory, located on campus in Kamuela, Hawaii, received the highest level of certification under the Living Building Challenge. Exterior of Energy Lab The award is “Living” status and the Energy Laboratory is the third building in the world to achieve this honor. The Living Building Challenge awards are only achieved after a building has been completed and in use for at least one year. It is a non-government organization founded in May 2009 by Cascadia Green Building Council. It is an international program with seven performance areas: Site Water Energy Health Materials Equity Beauty These seven categories are subdivided into 20 imperatives to address all elements of a built environment and surrounding land use. The highest status of “Living” is on...

Full article: http://greenbuildingelements.com/2011/06/12/the-energy-lab/

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