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Saugus Middle High School has been awarded LEED Platinum certification, making it the first Massachusetts School Building Authority project to achieve the designation

Saugus Middle High School Becomes MSBA’s First to Achieve LEED Platinum

Saugus Middle High School has been awarded LEED Platinum certification by the U.S. Green Building Council, making it the first project publicly funded through the Massachusetts School Building Authority to reach the highest level of LEED certification.

Partners of the Boston-area project include HMFH Architects, PMA Consultants (project management) and Suffolk (construction).

Key sustainability elements of the building include energy efficiency, water conservation and air quality and ventilation. There is particular focus on the element of equity, as the school is intended to represent the town’s vision for innovative, equitable facilities. All-gender toilet facilities are conveniently located and used by faculty and students alike. Special education spaces feature tunable LED fixtures, giving teachers flexibility to adjust light intensity and color temperature to help modulate behavior and respond to light sensitivity. A special classroom on the third floor provides a designated space for medically fragile community members with exceptional views and access to a rooftop classroom.

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Lisa McDuffie arrives at ConnectCRE via REALTOR® world, where she served for nearly two decades as communications director for one of the nation’s largest REALTOR® organizations. She supported two membership-elected presidents who were commercial real estate practitioners, and managed the communications initiatives of the organization’s commercial special interest group. When not following the latest commercial real estate news, Lisa is zeroed in on her charismatic off-the-track thoroughbred as she makes the transition from an utterly failed racehorse to a lovely show hunter.

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