Happy Earth Day

Tags: Elementary Sustainability

Happy Earth Day! Sustainable design principles have always been a hallmark of SEI projects, and we a proud to have multiple LEED certified and Green Globe projects. One of our favorite LEED Gold projects is Dr. Samuel A. Mudd Elementary School because of a rain barrel system that collects rainwater overflow and redistributes it to a family of turtles! The turtles live in the interior courtyard as part of the school’s science program!

By creating a design that minimized impact on the natural environment, maximized durability and longevity, and created multiple opportunities for nature-based learning, we endeavored to create a school that would become a dynamic beacon of sustainability to its local community, and beyond.