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LEED Certified Projects

Hermitage Elementary School LEED Certified - new building

Bayside ES Original Building Opened
November 1964
Groundbreaking
June 10, 2003
Building Dedicated
November 15, 2005

Building Facts

Student Capacity: 672
Building Size: 93,404 sq. ft.
Cost: $11.1 million
Architect: Moseley Architects
Contractor: Oyster Point Construction

Construction Highlights

  • A “green school” due to many environmentally savvy amenities incorporated into the design
  • Environmentally-sound features includes special filters installed in the heating and cooling system resulting in energy efficiency
  • Building materials that contain a percentage of recyclable elements
  • Higher insulation values to keep the building as warm as possible in the winter and cooler in the summer
  • A structural design that promotes an abundant flow of sunlight
  • The use of paints and floor adhesives with minimal odors
  • Sinks and toilets with low water usage

Special Note

  • First certified LEED elementary school in Virginia
  • This project was a learning curve for the contractor in terms of ensuring the construction phase was completed properly and in compliance with LEED building requirements.

Last Modified on Tuesday, May 23, 2017