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State School YYY-1
LEED Projects

State School YYY-1 is a new, state of the art high school scheduled to open in the fall of 2009.  The facility will accommodate 1864 student stations in a total of 180,000 square feet.  The school is sited on 17 acres located inside Kendall Indian Hammocks Park in Miami.  The facilities include a 3-story classroom building, administration/media building, 2-story science wing, cafetorium, art and music suite and a gymnasium. 

The school is designed as a sustainable green building, and is expected to be Miami-Dade County Public Schools first “US Green Building Council’s” LEED certified school.  The project's green building elements will be integrated in the instructional curriculum of the school. 

Client/Owner
School Board of Miami-Dade County

General Contractor

Betancourt - Castellon Associates

Architect
Silva Architects

Engineer
Fraga Engineers

HVAC System

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), a result of sufficient fresh air ventilation is an important factor in the LEED certification process.  State School YYY-1 is using RenewAire ERVs to efficiently ventilate classroom space and reduce harmful concentration of indoor pollutants, an absolute must for the high-load, high-density environment of South Florida High Schools.  Due to their energy efficiency, water use reduction and use of ozone friendly HFC-134a refrigerant, two 300 Ton Trane Fourth generation Series R Chillers are being installed providing a path to LEED Building Certification.

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