Sunday, July 20, 2008

New Staley High School Built GREEN

New Kansas City North High School Goes Green - Staley High School To Open For 08-09 School Year (edit/delete)
Yes... GREEN is one of Staley High Schools colors along with black and silver.

But that's not what I was talking about when I said Staley High School was going GREEN... I meant Staley High School is the only school in the four-state region to adopt the green concept, and was one of the first in the country to register the school as a LEED-registered project.

The high school is the fourth high school in the North Kansas City School District located in the northern portion of the district.

All the classrooms have an occupancy sensor system. Which means the lights come on when someone enters and go off when everyone is gone. (What my mother wouldn't have given to have something like that when I was a kid.)

A good percentage of the from of the school is glass. But not any kind of glass, it's the kind that draws heat in.

The geo-thermal heating system is designed to store heat in the summer and use it in the winter.

Low-flow water system that reduces water usage by about 50% were installed in all the restrooms and elsewhere.

There's approximately eighty-nine million dollard of steel in the structure and most of it is recycled.

The large collections pond outside collects the rainwater and it will be used to water the landscaping.

There have been many families moving into the Staley High School boundaries, I myself have had requests for houses in the Staley area.

Here are other tid-bits that are listed on the Staley High School Website:

314,000 square-foot, 2-story building on 80 acres
48-acre "green space" surrounds the school with 3 ponds and 2 streams
1,500-student capacity with a potential for 2,000 with Phase II expansion
2 competitive gymnasiums
750-seat auditorium and a "flex" theater
District Activity Complex on 64 acres includes District Varsity Soccer Stadium
District Football Stadium to seat 6,000 spectators
Built according to U.S. Green Building Council certification standards

1 comment:

Toronto real estate agent said...

It's always nice to see that a realtor cares and is also well informed about what is going on in his area. Schools are the most important factors for families moving to a new place. Not that the price wouldn't be important but I guess when you are raising your familie you want to be sure that your children are taken care of in a school that has a certain standard. As a Toronto real estate agent I try to keep in touch with all social activities in order to keep clients informed. Information is everything :)

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