100 Ideas for New Paltz

79. make the Middle School green

Posted in education, green building, planning and construction by Jason West on June 11, 2009

Renovate the Middle School so that it is a LEEDS Platinum building.

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  1. kt said, on June 21, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    On March 18, 2009, the New Paltz Central School District passed this resolution:

    9.4 Approval of the Process to Renovate the Middle School
    BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education approve the recommendation of the Facilities Committee to proceed with the process to renovate the New Paltz Middle School at the current site using green construction guidelines such as LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environment Design) and CHPS (The Collaborative for High Performance Schools).

    Motion carried 6 YES – 1 NO (Rod Dressel) with 7 members voting.

  2. kt said, on November 14, 2009 at 6:22 pm


    “The proposed Middle School Addition and Renovations will be designed using NY-CHPS High Performance School Guidelines and to achieve maximum sustainability. The proposal creates larger space with lower operating costs by utilizing the LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System™, which are voluntary, consensus-based standards to support and certify successful green building design, construction, and operations.”

  3. John House said, on April 20, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    You might to want to also revise this one after last years fiasco. Just putting a roof on this thing is gonna be a god dam job. Lets not abandon leed but lets fix the heating a/c with a energy efficient system as a first step. This alone will save money and reduce the carbon footprint.

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