Owner: Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority
Location: Norfolk, VA
Architect: RRMM Architects
Civil Engineer: VHB
The Grandy Village Learning Center building, US Green Building Council’s LEED Gold certified, is 30-40 percent more energy efficient than conventional buildings. It is home to pre-school programs for Norfolk Public Schools and the STOP Organization’s Head Start and offers a wet classroom for school children to learn about river ecosystems. During construction, approximately 70 percent of building materials were recycled. Double-glazed low-E windows, which reduce heat loss but admit solar gain, and low volatile organic compound (VOC) paints were also utilized.