By Grey Lee
In the evening of May 29th at Hudson, Massachusetts, the USGBC MA Central Mass Committee convened an amazing tour of a recently finished super-green school. Quinn Middle School demonstrates the kind of care and concern for the “crystalized pedagogy” that all schools can be. At any given moment, students and others in the school are exposed to great lessons on how they relate to the greater world. The building went for the LEED innovation credit to provide educational signage throughout and the teachers and staff are committed to using the school's green features as an educational tool.
Over 40 people, many of them students, showed up for the evening tour. We went through two different parts of the building to explore features representing the different LEED credit categories. One of the students was taking notes in order to write up an article for their school newspaper – we'll try to get that connected to this blog in the future.
It was a great to see the Central Mass Committee working together on this tour – I think we're all looking forward to the LEED Plaque ceremony sometime this fall for a mini-reunion.
Thank you to the project-related sponsors who put together and facilitated the tour; special thanks to David Harris from OMR Architects for leading the event!
The sponsors were:
- Platinum: Bacon Construction
- Gold: OMR Architects
- Silver: Brown Sardina & Chandler Architectural Products