McCormack Baron Salazar turnkey project wins U.S. Green Ribbon Schools Award
June 7, 2012 | McCormack Baron Salazar
Crossroads College Prep honored among 78 top schools for their environmental education
McCormack Baron Salazar’s LEED-Platinum project with Crossroads College Preparatory School has helped to enable the St. Louis school to win the U.S. Department of Education’s Green Ribbon Schools award. The award was given for the first time this year to only 78 schools from across the country for their work in environmental education.
McCormack Baron Salazar helped the school achieve this honor by leading the school’s 2010 renovation and addition facility, which received a LEED platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The LEED platinum certification was made possible through a New Markets Tax Credit investment through MBS Urban Initiatives CDE.
In addition to the green building, students at the school also participate in the school's Good Work Program, which partners students with nonprofit community organizations to work on a number of environmental projects including growing organic food for a local farmer's market, habitat restoration, and recycling and reusing bicycles. Recently, the school also added a solar array to help power their buildings.
Read more about the Green Ribbon Award here.