Charter named first CHPS-certified green school in state
Alta Vista Charter School recently was named the first Collaborative for High Performance Schools-certified green school in Colorado.
The K-6 charter school in Lamar was certified by CHPS, a national organization dedicated to optimizing K-12 learning environments and improving student performance and the entire educational experience.
SlaterPaull Architects designed the school, which was constructed by JHL Constructors. The project includes a 23,000-square-foot building addition and renovation of the original 1917 schoolhouse. The school received a grant from the Colorado Department of Education's Building Excellent School's Today project and additional funding from the Gates Family Foundation. Read more in the July 4 issue of the Colorado Real Estate Journal.
Jennifer Hayes has been an Editor with the CREJ for more than 12 years. Jennifer covers all commercial real estate news for all property types in the Colorado Springs/Southern Front Range and the Western Slope/Mountain Town areas. Jennifer also is Editor of the Construction/Design/Engineering section, the Economic Development section and the Shopping Center section.
Before joining the Colorado Real Estate Journal, Jennifer served as the Assistant Sports Information Director at Texas A&M-Commerce. She earned her bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Colorado and a master's degree in education from A&M-Commerce.
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