Two Breedlove Land Planning Projects Receive Recognition as High Performance Healthy Schools

3-21-13 HPHSOn February 19, during their 2013 Regional Schools Summit, the US Green Building Council (USGBC) recognized the best and the greenest schools with the “High Performance, Healthy Schools Awards“.  The USGBC awarded those schools, school systems and/or individuals who have shown leadership in building green Georgia schools during the past year.  Breedlove Land Planning’s client, Collins Cooper Carusi Architects was selected as the recipient of the USGBC-Georgia Chapter Award in the category of “Leadership in Energy Efficiency” for their work on Mount Vernon Presbyterian School.  They also received recognition in the category of “Innovation in Sustainability” for St. Martin Episcopal School. BLP was the Civil Engineer for both projects.

Mount Vernon Presbyterian School has proven to be a successful example of geothermal heating and cooling implemented in a Georgia school. Bruce Morine, the school’s CFO, analyzed his energy cost data over the years since building occupancy and compared it to their other campus. The results showed a payback of 7 years and continued energy savings. This data made a strong case for energy efficiency, which was recognized by the award.  St. Martin’s Episcopal School is pursuing LEED for Schools Silver certification. The school is healthy and high-performing in everything from design to construction. While the HVAC System provides energy savings the design provides learning spaces that extends outdoors and provides the opportunity to use the building as a teaching tool and promoting environmental awareness.

BLP is proud to have been on the CCCA team that helped make these schools among the “best and greenest” in Georgia.

D.M. Therrell High School wins AIA Georgia Merit Award

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Recently the Georgia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects announced their most recent design awards winners.  Breedlove Land Planning is proud to have assisted Perkins + Will in the renovation of the LEED pending D.M. Therrell High School.  As the AIA website states “Benjamin E. Mays High School demonstrates how an aged, worn school building can be transformed into a modern learning facility that the community, teachers, and students can be proud of.” BLP provided Civil and Landscape design services.  Congratulations to Atlanta Public Schools, Perkins + Will and all the AIA award winners.  (photo © Perkins + Will)

Decatur High School Wins 2011 Decatur Design Award

As the City of Decatur Website notes the Decatur High School Performing Arts and Sports Center has received a 2011 Decatur Design Award.  Breedlove Land Planning provided landscape architectural and civil engineering services for this project as an consultant to Collins Cooper Carusi Architects.  Winter Construction implemented a wide variety of site improvements including an extremely complicated 6-phase site demolition plan, a synthetic sports field, a variety of hardscape and plaza designs and underground stormwater management facilities.  The marks the second consecutive year Breedlove Land Planning has been on a Decatur Design Award team.