Bolingbrook High School
is the first LEED certified school in Illinois
and the fourth LEED certified High School in North America
This educational center received the Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB) Award of Distinction.
At first LEED was perceived, as a “trend” but with further discussion and explanation of the environmental benefits as well as the positive impact for students and staff, the design commenced in the spring of 2001.
As PRI collaborated with the architects and civil engineers from Wight & Company, PRI was able to ensure balance of the site to eliminate off-site soil disposal, incorporated a ground well to irrigate athletic fields, and designed bio-swales for stormwater collection. The detention basin was designed using best management practices which include wetland plant species, walking path and bat houses for animal habitat. Besides focusing on the benefits to the environment, the wetlands have been utilized by the AP Biology class for the new environmental unit.
- Site analysis
- Tree Survey/Tree Preservation Plan
- Environmental Coordination
- Landscape Architectural Planning
- Sports Field Design
- LEED Documentation
Green Site Design Features:
- Vegetative Swales
- Interpretive Signage
- Native Plantings
- Naturalized Storm Water Plantings
- High Efficiency Irrigation