A “truth wall” with an embedded glass pane shows how the walls are insulated with expanding spray foam insulation to tightly seal the building envelope. Fresh air is piped in through an energy recovery ventilator and signs explain how the school keeps air free from radon, VOC’s, cleaning products, and outside pollutants — although I was a bit surprised to see vinyl graphics on the walls which could release phthalates. The 250,000 square foot project will also host a sports complex when completed. The campus was built on schedule and under budget in an amazing year and a half, which bodes well for the school district to build additional LEED schools in the future.
Photos © Andrew Michler for Inhabitat