The Lucy School is a 7,000 square foot “state of the art” facility showcasing the latest in green design; including photo voltaic solar panels, rainwater collection, natural lighting, and ground source heat pumps.  The school has four classrooms, an art room, and open classroom space for multipurpose events.  In 2011, the school became the first LEED Platinum Certified School in the State of Maryland achieving 10 credits more than were required for the Platinum rating.

Sustainable features include:

  • Low VOC paints, coatings, adhesives, sealants, and carpets
  • Rapidly renewable materials – cotton insulation, bamboo and cork flooring
  • FSC certified lumber
  • Reused materials – reclaimed heavy timber and decking/framing
  • 50% reduction in CO2 emissions from concrete
  • 15,000 Kilowatt solar array
  • High SRI (solar reflective index) roof material and paving
  • Waterless urinals
  • Reuse of rainwater to flush toilets
  • Natural lighting
  • Materials with high recycled content
  • Diverted 75% of construction material from landfill through recycling program
  • Rain gardens
  • Sedum green roofing