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Milby HS awarded LEED Silver certification

Milby High School Milby High School has achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification for its new building, which was constructed as part of HISD’s 2012 Bond Program.

Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council, LEED certification provides independent verification of a building’s green features and is the most widely used green building rating system in the world.

Green schools offer improved air quality, lighting, temperature control, and acoustics, as well as reduced operating costs — all of which enhance the overall learning environment and have been shown to boost student health, test scores, and faculty retention.

“It’s exciting. LEED certification is no small feat, especially when it entails reusing a 1920’s building that was not designed for today’s energy standards,” HISD General Manager of Facilities Design Dan Bankhead said. “When an architect is able to meet the stringent requirements for LEED Silver, that says a lot about them.” Read more...