Beverly boasts LEED Gold Certification under the LEED for Schools program.

Toledo, Ohio  This new K-8 school houses 712 students in 98,839 SF. A significant driver to the layout of the plan was the desire to separate the younger children from those in middle school. The design provides separate wings for elementary and middle school, with the media center located at the juncture. Additional shared spaces include the gymnasium, auditorium, and music room.

Beverly’s mechanical systems exceed minimum efficiency standards by 24%.  Use of products manufactured regionally and/or made of recycled materials adds to the building’s LEED credits.  The School is designed to use 40% less water inside the school, and use no irrigation for landscape plantings.  The site storm water is mitigated through bioretention gardens.

Interior light shelves reflect indirect sunlight onto classroom ceilings, reaching three-quarters of the way across the sloped ceiling.  Most of the classrooms face south to take advantage of solar orientation, and glare is mitigated with sun louvers mounted outside on the larger-than-average windows.