The Great Seneca Creek Elementary School in Montgomery County, Md., earned LEED Gold certification in the category of new construction.
building systems for the first public school in Maryland to be certified by the
U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED program were designed by the Baltimore
engineering firm of James Posey Associates. The Great Seneca Creek Elementary
School in Montgomery County earned Gold certification in the category of new
82,500-square-foot elementary school in Germantown, Md., opened last fall to
accommodate up to 740 students from pre-kindergarten through fifth grade.
Features of the mechanical and electrical systems for the new school include
zoned HVAC with individual room thermostats, lighting and power systems using
occupancy sensors for energy conservation, waterless urinals, and dual-flush
toilets. A high-efficient geothermal heat pump system provides heating and
cooling for the building.