Great story on the cover of today's Daily Progress about our CATEC students working on what they expect to be the first student-built LEED certified (Green Building Council) home in the U.S.
12/26/07 * Daily Progress [full story]
Students building 'green' house
“Going green” has become a popular catchphrase in recent years, as environmental concerns have taken a more prominent place in the national consciousness.
At the Charlottesville Albemarle Technical Education Center, carpentry students are putting those words into action. Under the guidance of instructor Jason Ritter, students are constructing a house that is expected to receive Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
“Because of the growing market for green buildings in this area, we feel like it is important to instruct our students about environmentally friendly building practices,” Ritter said.
Ritter and CATEC’s director, Darah Bonham, believe that this would the first LEED-certified house built by high school students.