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Wayne, Pa.'s Radnor Middle School wins national green award

Radnor Middle School among the most sustainable schools in the U.S.

May 21, 2012 |
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Blackney Hayes Architects has announced that Radnor Middle School in Wayne, Delaware County, PA has been named a 2012 National Green Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. One of four schools in the Commonwealth to receive this honor, it is also one of only 78 nationwide. Designed by Blackney Hayes, Radnor earned a LEED Silver rating from the USGBC in 2011.

According to the U.S. Department of Education, the Green Ribbon Schools were selected for programs that “save energy, reduce costs, feature environmentally sustainable learning spaces, protect health, foster wellness, and offer environmental education to boost academic achievement and community engagement.”

At 195,000 sf on a 10-acre site, Radnor Middle School features the latest technologies developed for lowering energy and operating costs, including green roofs, daylighting for classroom spaces, geothermal heating and cooling, high recycled content in building materials, and safe, atmosphere-friendly finishes. On the lobby floor, the school district logo is inlaid with terrazzo tile, recycled glass bottles and mirrors, while nearby a Green Touchscreen explains the sustainable features and systems in an interactive format.

In addition to Blackney Hayes Architects, the design and construction team includes Pennoni Associates, Structural Engineer; Concord Engineering Group, MEP Engineer; Gilmore & Associates, Civil Engineer; Cahill Associates, Stormwater Consultant; Metropolitan Acoustics, Acoustical Consultant; Schuler Shook, Theater Consultant; Green Roof Service, Green Roof Consultant; Nash Design Services, Food Service Consultants; Building Science Corporation, Envelope Consultants. +

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