Schoolhouses Designed to be the First LEED-Platinum Schools
in the World Built Entirely by Volunteers
Kimmel Bogrette has been selected as the architect of the Philadelphia "Green Schoolhouse" that will be designed and built wholly by volunteers, at no cost to the selected school district. The Green Schoolhouse Series is a catalyst for change; a unique public/private collaboration that focuses on meeting the critical needs of children, education and the environment. Spearheaded by a strategic partnership between Brighten A Life, a nonprofit organization, and CAUSE AND EFFECT Evolutions, a cause development firm, The Green Schoolhouse Series brings together corporations, foundations, school districts, municipalities, communities, media outlets, and volunteers to build 21st century, environmentally sustainable schoolhouses on existing Title I, low-income, K-12 public school campuses. Funded entirely through corporate partnerships, in-kind donations and charitable contributions, every Green Schoolhouse replaces four to 10 aging portables with a permanent, multipurpose facility, ranging in size from 6,000 to 15,000 square feet. Designed to serve the entire community, these remarkable buildings not only provide needed classroom space, they are sites for vital after-school programs, functioning as community centers on nights and weekends. Every Green Schoolhouse is designed to be LEED Platinum, the highest designation awarded by the United States Green Building Council.