Tours of New WHS

Come tour the recent Green Difference Award winner, Wellesley High School.

The 28,000 square foot High School embodies the Town’s vision of delivering education in a high-performance, green building. The innovative, energy efficient school creates a healthy learning environment for students and teachers.

The public is welcome to tour the  MA-CHPS certified green high school from 9-12 next Saturday, May 19.  See some of the following green elements:

  • 30% Energy performance beyond code
  • 30% water efficiency
  • 50% certified wood
  • 93% recycled construction waste
  • 40kW photovoltaic system
  • 7000 sf green vegetated roof
  • 78% day lighting and access to views
  • 100,000 gallon rainwater harvesting
  • 1,500,000 gallons potable water saved annually
  • geothermal heating and cooling system for administration area