Councilmember Pine attended the groundbreaking ceremony for Kapolei Elementary School II on Wednesday, April 3, 2014.
Located in the Mehana subdivision, the “new school is designed to serve up to 750 students in a Twenty‐First Century Learning Environment with spaces for students in grades in Pre‐K through 5. Facilities will include classrooms, a cafeteria, administrative space, class gardens, play areas, and a data center.”
The school will also “be designed to achieve a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver rating equivalent under LEED 2009 for Schools. Design considerations to promote sustainability include minimizing energy consumption, incorporating renewable energy sources, providing daylighting, reducing water usage, managing indoor air quality, minimizing site disturbance, and using materials with low volatile organic compounds.”
Source: Kapolei Elementary School II Environmental Assessment