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Lillian Osborne School Awarded Silver LEED Designation

Wed, 18 Dec, 2013

News Item: Lillian Osborne School Awarded Silver LEED Designation

Trustee Nathan Ip and Superintendent Darrel Robertson presented the LEED Silver Designation plaque to Janet Hancock, principal at Lillian Osborne School in early December. The school is the first in the District to meet the rigorous certification standards to qualify for a LEED Designation. 

Lillian Osborne LEEDLeft to right: Superintendent Robertson, Principal Janet Hancock, Rob Swart (architect with Dialog), Trustee Nathan Ip, Colin Binder (general contractor/Duncan Binder), Terri Gosine (project manager Edmonton Public Schools), Donna Clare (architect with Dialog).

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a rating system where points are awarded for building features considered environmentally beneficial. A building design can be certified to one of four levels: Platinum, Gold, Silver, or Certified.

District staff worked closely with Duncan Binder, the general contractor, Dialog, the design and consulting team. The design and construction of Lillian Osborne is environmentally maintainable and meets or exceeds standards in the following areas: sustainable site development, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere efficiency, material selections and indoor environment quality.

Some interesting and unique features of Lillian Osborne School include:

  • a concrete feature wall, floors and stairwells
  • the school is located near public transportation (ETS transit centre) and has bicycle storage
  • eighty-four per cent of waste was diverted from landfills through recycling
  • lighting control systems use as much natural light as possible
  • water efficient landscaping helped reduce water use by over 30 per cent

Lillian Osborne School was opened in September 2008.

Lillian Osborne Leed Plaque