Spurred by student initiative, this Minnesota magnet school has become the host for a unique collaboration focused on auditing and improving its mechanical and environmental performance. See how the partnership has gotten off to a solid start in conducting what is far from your average extra credit assignment.
In the summer of 2014, two ambitious high school students reached out to the USGBC-MN chapter and requested assistance to pursue LEED v4 certification for their environmentally focused magnet school in ISD 196. Members of the industry immediately recognized the opportunity to make an impact, and they agreed to donate their time to help with the effort. Sebesta took on the role to facilitate the LEED process and Trane signed up to perform the Energy Audit.