University of Florida-affiliated school achieves LEED® certification

Six people stand outside a brick school building; one is throwing up a hand while holding with another person a fabric printed with a PKY Blue Wave logo; another person is giving a thumbs-up
From left, Michael Walsh, president of Parrish McCall Constructors; Hanson’s Jonathan Noordzy; Lynda Hayes, retired director of P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School; Keith Humphreys, University of Florida senior project manager; Dustin Stephany, University of Florida sustainable building coordinator; and Frank Javaheri, University of Florida director of construction, unveiled the LEED Gold® plaque Dec. 5 at the P.K. Yonge school in Gainesville, Florida.

The University of Florida-affiliated P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School in Gainesville, Florida, celebrated its secondary building becoming LEED Gold® during a Dec. 5 reception.

“This is the culmination of years of planning and hard work by the entire team and another example of the university’s commitment to leadership in energy and environmental design in the community and in the built environment,” said Jonathan Noordzy, P.E., QCxP, CxA, EMP, Hanson’s commissioning and energy technical discipline chief who works at the Orlando, Florida, regional office.

Hanson provided commissioning services for the school’s replacement of two aging buildings with a two-story, 75,000-gross-square-foot middle and high school.