Monarch is committed to providing a healthy environment in which to deliver education and services to individuals with neurological differences.
The Monarch Institute Awarded Prestigious
LEED® Gold Green Building Certification
The Monarch Institute for Neurological Differences has been awarded LEED® GOLD certification for its Monarch Center and Butterfly Building. These new campus buildings join The Monarch School’s Chrysalis building certified LEED® GOLD in 2010.
LEED is a third party certification program and the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council in 2000 through a consensus based process, LEED serves as a tool for buildings of all types and sizes. LEED certification offers third party validation of a project’s features and verifies that the building is operating exactly the way it was designed to.
The Monarch Campus achieved LEED certification for energy use, lighting, water and material use as well as incorporating a variety of other sustainable strategies. By using less energy and water, LEED certified building save money for families, businesses and taxpayers; reduce greenhouse gas emissions; and contribute to a healthier environment for residents, workers and the larger community.
The Monarch School completed its Chrysalis Building in 2009 and received LEED® Gold Level certification in 2010. With the start of the 2013-2014 school-year students saw the competition of two new environmentally green buildings on campus, the Butterfly Building and Monarch Center. Both buildings received LEED® Gold Level certification June 26, 2014.
Why is this important for a school?
Monarch is committed to achieving high performance in key areas of human and environmental health. The Chrysalis building, Butterfly building and the Monarch Center building incorporate indirect lighting, soothing colors, clean air, and space design specifically shaped for individuals with neurological differences. The outdoor campus supports acres of project work for our Environmental Education.
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