PDT Architects presented a case study of the Mt. Blue Campus project at the USGBC Maine Chapter's monthly Green Eggs event. The Mt. Blue Campus is a 225,000-sf school campus located in Farmington, Maine. The project was recently submitted for LEED Certification. In addition to LEED Certification, the key sustainability strategies and successes for the school are:
- Designing a building for a unique program integrating career technical education with a traditional high school.
- Integrating multiple energy systems and reducing reliance on fossil fuels. The systems include a biomass boiler, geothermal heating and cooling, radiant floors, photovoltaic panels, solar hot water, and 2 wind turbines.
- Reusing 40% of the existing buildings on site.
- Community commitment and engagement. This campus serves not only Farmington, where it is located, but nine sending towns from the region. The campus acts as a community center, sharing spaces with the public and providing dedicated spaces for community organizations.
View the case study: Mt. Blue Case Study