The McConnell Foundation located in Redding California has plans to build the areas first and hopefully not last "Green"School. The school slated to open in late 2010 will be LEED certified and feature a host of environmentally friendly features.
The school will be leased to Redding School of the Arts and will be approx 52,000 sq.ft of green space.It will be a two story designed with classrooms,art rooms and music rooms.It will house approximately 400 students and about 60 employees.
A key feature will be an outdoor assembly area containging 490 seats and offering things such as an enclosed dance and drama rooms for various performances.
I have to say I am very impressed that the McCdonnell Foundation is doing this. Not only is this a step in the right direction but it is obvious to me that there are many people in the Foundation if not all that understand that GREEN is the future...not a fad but the way everything should be built in the future.
The McConnell Foundation is a Philantrhopic organization that donates to many local and out of the area causes that is believes deserve help.Some of the many projects that the McConnell Foundation helped out on were the Sundial Bridge in Redding and many other note worthy projects.
Great Job to all those that made this Happen!!