K-12 Education

Snapshots of the projects noted below are in the following format:

  • Project / Location
  • Rating System / Award Level / 
    Date Certified
  • Spinnaker Services -- e.g., Consulting, Commissioning, Energy Modeling
  • Architect / Owner / Contractor
  • Square Footage


Alexander Montessori School Ludlam Road / Palmetto Bay, FL
LEED Schools / Gold / 2/10/2018
Spinnaker Services: Consulting, Commissioning, Energy Modeling
Briley Architects / Alexander Montessori
16,408 sf

This lower school and middle school preparatory-focused education project is set on six acres and includes a 16,408 sf school building with 17 classrooms and a media center with a library. The project achieved LEED Gold certification in 2018, making it the third LEED school certified at the Gold level in Miami-Dade County. The opportunity to create a living, breathing sustainable environment for the children was a primary motivation of the architect and team. This higher education project with multi-purpose spaces is ADA Compliant.

The Conservatory School at North Palm Beach (Elementary) / North Palm Beach, FL
LEED for Schools / Gold / 6/20/2015
Spinnaker Services: Consulting, Commissioning, Energy Modeling 
Harvard Jolly / Program Management / Pirtle Construction
114,548 sf

With an end-goal of a resource-efficient, healthy school environment to support and enhance the educational experience of its students, The Conservatory School in North Palm Beach achieved LEED Gold certification in June 2015. The project encompassed the design and construction of a new 114,548 sf two-story building and the remodeling of two existing buildings on a 10-acre campus to accommodate students, faculty and staff. The new design included new site amenities such as play fields, play courts, PE shelter, bus and parent drives, parking for staff, parents and visitors, landscaping, irrigation, and site utilities. This higher education project with multi-purpose spaces is ADA Compliant.

Pasco Anclote High School / New Port Richey, FL
LEED for Schools / Silver / 3/17/2010
Spinnaker Services: Consulting, Commissioning, Energy Modeling 
Holmes Hepner and Assoc. / Mike Woodall / Beck Group
247,278 sf

Saint Andrews School / Boca Raton, FL
LEED for Schools / Gold / 6/8/2009
Spinnaker Services: Consulting, Commissioning
Leo A Daly (STH) / St. Andrews / TJ Falls
24,135 sf

The Spinnaker Group provided LEED Consulting and Building Commissioning for this early-years learning center. The 24,135 sf venue, which achieved LEED for Schools Gold in 2009, houses classrooms for pre-kindergarten up to second grade, along with learning spaces for Science, Art and Music and Dance. Saint
Andrew's Headmaster Ann Marie Krejcarek wrote that the green branding shows the Episcopal school "is fully committed to finding long-term ways to do our part and live in balance with the natural world that sustains us." Overall, the school’s reasons for adopting green design principles were best summarized in their Principles for
:

  • Fits the mission of the school, which includes stewardship to the community.
  • Provides a healthy indoor environment, which is associated with higher achievement for the students and staff.
  • Helps meet the school's fiscal responsibility by contributing significant savings in both energy and water usage.
  • Creates, the facility, its curriculum and daily practices, tangible vehicles to teach students about science and the environment.
  • Encourages other schools and businesses in the South Florida region to "go green", and models positive action to local environmental concerns.

Former USGBC CEO Rick Fedrizzi praised the school's efforts, saying the project "efficiently uses our natural resources and makes an immediate, positive impact on our planet, which will tremendously benefit future generations."

Boca Ciega High School / Gulfport, FL
LEED for Schools / Gold / 3/27/12
Spinnaker Services: Consulting, Commissioning 
Harvard Jolly / John Czerkas - Pinellas County Schools
235,202 sf

Pasco EEE High School / Hudson, FL
LEED for Schools / Silver / 1/6/2012
Spinnaker Services: Commissioning
Harvard Jolly / Pasco County / Beck Group
285,002 sf

St. Stephens Episcopal Day School / Miami, FL  
LEED for Schools / Gold / 4/29/2011
Spinnaker Services: Commissioning, Energy Modeling
Jenifer Briley / SSEDS
26,998 sf

Miami-Dade County Community Action Agency (CAA) Arcola Head Start
LEED for Schools / Gold / 2014
Spinnaker Services: Consulting, Commissioning
Miami-Dade County
15,800 sf

The Spinnaker Group provided LEED Consulting and Building Commissioning for this exceptional learning environment. The 15,800 sf project achieved LEED Gold certification in 2014. The MDC Community Action Agency (CAA) Arcola Head Start facility is an early education center located in the City of Miami. The center serves the residents Arcola, Liberty City, Little Haiti and West Little River.
Consisting of six classrooms and a multi-purpose space, the Head Start facility conducts early childhood development programs. It included a 38-car parking lot/drop off/service area and a secured play area. The design of the project was undertaken by the Miami-Dade County GSA and exemplifies the County’s commitment to green building. Designed with high levels of natural daylight, shared learning spaces, stimulating interiors, and an active landscaped area, the facility is an exceptional educational venue and invaluable addition to the community.