The specifications and rating scale can be found out this link:
And it is not just a "comfort thing" we are trying to insure a better degree of sustainability and affordable maintenance for the many decades to come that we will use this building.
for an review of the entire LEEDS mission follow this link:
From the beginning we have tried to think of this new school as being more than just a building in which children are taught. We have held to the belief that this building as a structure will also be a teaching tool. Hopefully our new school will teach our students, our community, and generations beyond about the importance of planning ahead for healthy, sustainable, and inspiring public and private structures.
I truly believe our students will begin to think about many of these notions when they are building their own homes.
(Yes, it is hard to imagine your 10 year old someday building and owning their own home! ;-)
For a look at some of the "green" notions for private homes follow this link: