Phoenix Coding Academy: Winner of the 2017 Arizona Leader Award for Green Schools

Posted by Communications on 5/3/2017

 Phoenix Coding Academy was selected as the winner of the 2017 Arizona Leader Award for Green Schools by the U.S. Green Building Council.  Opened this year, Coding Academy is the District’s first   LEED Gold-certified school.   LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Design.   

”In a year with many qualified candidates, the judges were impressed with the project’s combination of sustainability and curriculum objectives, and felt it was a great fit for the Green Schools award,” Cindy Zork, USGBC Manager, Community Advancement said.

U.S. Green Building Council. PUHSD’s Jared Reynolds was on hand to accept the award with ADM lead architect Jennifer Weskalnies.

In addition, the Green Schools Committee chose the Phoenix Coding Academy for the Green Schools Earth Week Tour to showcase a local educational project that exemplifies the reduction of environmental impact, enhances of occupant health and well-being and provides education to a generation of sustainability natives. The April 27 tour was attended by design professionals and educational leaders from around the state and was led by project architect Jennifer Weskalnies and Principal Seth Beute. Assisting with the tour were teachers Susana Masamery and Gina Vullo and four Coding Academy students with discussion about the details of sustainability, efforts in design, construction and education at the school.