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Sonoma Academy Tour

GBCI: 0920016386

Come find out more about the greenest school in California, Sonoma Academy. The Sonoma Academy educational experience is grounded in a rigorous college preparatory framework, but it goes much further. Multidisciplinary and cutting-edge,Sonoma Academy gives students the ability to ask the hard questions, and the tools to answer them. This is especially evident in the new Janet Durgin Guild & Commons building, which houses maker and digital media studios, student support services, indoor-outdoor dining, an all-electric commercial kitchen, and a teaching kitchen/meeting room that overlooks the schools productive gardens and the maker classroom patio. Sonoma Academy’s guiding principles of creativity, inclusive community, exploration and innovation, coupled with a humanistic approach to education was the inspiration for the two sweeping floors that begin in the heart of the campus and face the horizon with amazing views of Santa Rosa. Sliding screens, automated shades, visible radiant system controls, and deep overhangs relay how the building responds to climate. Regionally-sourced low carbon block, ceramic tiles, reclaimed beams, and exterior and interior siding pair with regionally-made lamps and furniture to celebrate community. The living roof attracts pollinators, houses photovoltaics, and connects to tiered planters that filter greywater and stormwater for reuse. The project is seeking LEED Platinum, ZNE, WELL Education Pilot, and LBC Petal certification. The project is pursuing LEED Platinum, Living Building Challenge certification, and a WELL pilot project. This tour will include a step-by-step walk through: · Specific systems to achieve leed · Lessons learned from doing materials petals · See an in place project that’s complete but also hear from the design and construction teams. · Reflection on fire, how school fits into resiliency discussion and being connected to the community.
Eligible for 1.5 CE HOURS.
  • 1.5 CE

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Come find out more about the greenest school in California, Sonoma Academy.

The Sonoma Academy educational experience is grounded in a rigorous college preparatory framework, but it goes much further. Multidisciplinary and cutting-edge, Sonoma Academy gives students the ability to ask the hard questions, and the tools to answer them. This is especially evident in the new Janet Durgin Guild & Commons building, which houses maker and digital media studios, student support services, indoor-outdoor dining, an all-electric commercial kitchen, and a teaching kitchen/meeting room that overlooks the schools productive gardens and the maker classroom patio. Sonoma Academy’s guiding principles of creativity, inclusive community, exploration and innovation, coupled with a humanistic approach to education was the inspiration for the two sweeping floors that begin in the heart of the campus and face the horizon with amazing views of Santa Rosa. Sliding screens, automated shades, visible radiant system controls, and deep overhangs relay how the building responds to climate. Regionally-sourced low carbon block, ceramic tiles, reclaimed beams, and exterior and interior siding pair with regionally-made lamps and furniture to celebrate community. The living roof attracts pollinators, houses photovoltaics, and connects to tiered planters that filter greywater and stormwater for reuse. The project is seeking LEED Platinum, ZNE, WELL Education Pilot, and LBC Petal certification.
The project is pursuing LEED Platinum, Living Building Challenge certification, and a WELL pilot project.

This tour will include a step-by-step walk through:
· Specific systems to achieve leed
· Lessons learned from doing materials petals
· See an in place project that’s complete but also hear from the design and construction teams.
· Reflection on fire, how school fits into resiliency discussion and being connected to the community.

Objectives

  1. Identify strategies to improve material selection (reclaimed items, product declaration, etc) process through collaboration across the design and construction teams (LEED)
  2. Learn means and methods to communicate multiple sustainability objectives to trade partners in manner that achieves both education and advocacy
  3. Identify energy and water systems that achieve net zero usage in new construction project (LEED)
  4. Apply systems level thinking to balance human experience, building performance, and contribution to campus programming needs.
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USGBC Northern California
San Francisco, CA
United States

Leaders

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    Pauline Souza made 3 contributions in the last 6 months

Pauline Souza

Partner, Director of Sustainability WRNS Studio

Courtney Lorenz

XL Construction