By Anca Gagiuc, Associate Editor
Gary, Ind.—The Charter School of the Dunes has been awarded LEED Silver Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council, according to the Board of the Charter School of the Dunes (CSOTD) and LEE Companies.
Charter School of the Dunes is a 66,000-square-foot public charter school for grades K-8 located at 7300 East Melton Road in the Miller Beach neighborhood of Gary. It is one of only four LEED Silver rated schools in the State of Indiana, and the only charter school to achieve that rating to date.
“We are gratified to receive the LEED Silver certification,” said Dr. Joi Patterson, president of CSOTD. “It’s the fulfillment of an early vision, goal, and commitment to sustainable construction which is a natural outgrowth of our focus on the environment. LEE Companies, our project and construction manager, lead the way from the early establishment of the LEED Silver goal through the application of green building principles and practices in the design and actual construction.”
“It’s been a labor of love and an honor to assist the Charter School of the Dunes in fulfilling the goal of LEED Silver which clearly demonstrates commitment to stewardship of the environment for their students and the community through sustainable construction,” said Patrick Lee, president of LEE Companies.
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