Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, joined by Senior Project Manager My-Ron Hatchet, is proud to share that the city has received the official LEED certificate for the newly constructed Brightwood-Lincoln Elementary School. Earlier this year, Mayor Sarno along with Superintendent Daniel Warwick, Department of Capital Asset Construction (DCAC) Director Peter J. Garvey, and Director of Parks, Buildings and Recreation Management (PBRM) and Patrick Sullivan announced that the Brightwood Lincoln Elementary School was awarded LEED Gold certification.
LEED (which stands for Leadership in Energy Efficiency and Design) is a certification program and globally recognized benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high-performance green buildings. The LEED Green Building Rating System was established by the U.S. Green Building Council. Another first for the City of Springfield as this is the City of Springfield’s first school building to achieve LEED Gold status.
Mayor Sarno states, “I am proud to congratulate all who worked on the state-of-the-art Brightwood/Lincoln Elementary School project on this tremendous accomplishment of earning LEED Gold status. I am very grateful to the many people who worked together to achieve the requirements needed for the impressive LEED Gold status. Our partners at DiNisco Design, Daniel O’Connell & Sons Construction, our brothers and sisters in the building trades, and Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) were all integral in making this project a reality. Not only that, but this entire project was completed ahead of schedule and under budget. A special thank you to Peter Garvey, My-Ron Hatchett, and our DCAC team as well as Superintendent Warwick and PBRM Director Patrick Sullivan for their dedication to this project and continuing to demonstrate our strong commitment to environmental sustainability, through building healthy, high performance and green schools. My Administration will continue to build upon the already $750 million of rehab improvements to all our schools, and continue building new state-of-the-art schools, too. We look forward to the unveiling of the LEED Gold plaque on site at Brightwood-Lincoln in the very near future.”