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.

NFL Football Players Come Out for MVPS Hosted All Star Football Camp

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Mount Vernon Presbyterian School is hosting the France AllPro Athlete Management All Star Football Camp this week on their newly constructed, Breedlove Land Planning designed, synthetic football field.  “The non-contact camp concentrates on fundamentals and skills of the game, promotes sportsmanship and is a chance to play football and interact with the players they’d only seen before on television”.  You can read more about the camp and the NFL players involved at NeighborNewspapers.com – Buckhead football agent to hold football camp at Mount Vernon.

MVPS Hosts Star Studded Football Camp

Mount Vernon Presbyterian School, in the City of Sandy Springs, is host to the Todd Francis 2010 All-Star Football Camp.  This free camp for young athletes age 8 through 18 will feature 50 NFL athletes and more than 400 campers.  Breedlove Land Planning provided civil engineering services for the Mount Vernon Presbyterian School Glenn Campus and designed the football, baseball and softabll fields at the school.  The Middle and Upper School building is also LEED silver certified. (photo-MVPS baseball complex)