School of Planning, Design & Construction Faculty & Students Help Adopt LEED Standards in Italy

The Plesso scolastico Loc. Romarzollo, Arco school project is a new elementary school recently constructed and occupied in the City of Arco located in the Trentino Province in Northern Italy.

The Plesso scolastico Loc. Romarzollo, Arco school project is a new elementary school recently constructed and occupied in the City of Arco located in the Trentino Province in Northern Italy. On August 29, 2012, the project was awarded LEED® Platinum under the LEED for Schools Standards 2.0 by the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED Platinum is the highest level of achievement in the LEED Rating System, and the Arco School is the first school project to achieve this rating in Italy and outside of the US.

Faculty and students from the MSU School of Planning, Design and Construction (SPDC), worked since 2007 under an MSU consulting contract with the Commune Di Arco to provide LEED AP coordination and technical services to the project. The SPDC was directly responsible for LEED AP services, LEED compliance, coordination, management and oversight of all aspects of LEED and LEED documentation for the project. The overall project team included more than 20 Italian contractors, architects, engineers, agencies and university faculty along with seven MSU graduate and undergraduate students who worked on the project.

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