The East Building Addition at Adlai E. Stevenson High School was needed for anticipated student growth. However, a visionary leadership team had a larger goal - to redefine the learning experience for students. The building addition is designed to be net-zero, achieve LEED platinum certification and Energy Petal certification from the International Living Future Institute. The project features integrated green elements, flexible learning environments and a focus on biophilia and wellness. Living architecture in the project takes the form of a 7,100 sf green roof, a 1,250 sf rooftop greenhouse, and two two-story living walls each 600 sf.
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