Punahou School's Omidyar K-1 Neighborhood earns LEED Platinum certification | Schools
Punahou School announced that its Omidyar K-1 Neighborhood has earned the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.
The Omidyar K-1 Neighborhood is the first kindergarten and first-grade facility rated at the highest certification level under the LEED for Schools standard.
The certification is a reflection of Punahou School's commitment to sustainable practices.
"The LEED platinum distinction is a very special recognition for both Punahou and Hawaii," Punahou School president Jim Scott said. "As an island community, we have a responsibility to teach young children and caring for our precious resources to create a thriving and sustainable future. We envision the Omidyar K-1 Neighborhood serving as a learning center for students and schools throughout Hawaii to actively engage and interact with the green features and technologies."
The Neighborhood is named after Pierre and Pam Omidyar, who donated the project's lead, six million dollars, six-year challenge grant.