Pro Tour: LEED Platinum Certified Campus

Exterior shot of the Burr and Burton Academy Mountain Campus At Night

Event Date: 

Friday, August 19, 2016


Peru, VT


Burr and Burton Academy Mountain Campus
Peru, VT

CEU Information: 

CEUs: 2.5 AIA LU/HSW, 3.0 BPI, and certificates of participation are available

Thanks to the Event's Title Sponsor



This Pro Tour will brough participants into the forest of southwestern Vermont to walk through the innovative, Leed Platinum Certified Burr and Burton Academy Mountain Campus (BBAMC). 

Since its completion in 2012, BBAMC has been functioning as an immersive satellite campus where students can learn about environmental science and sustainable green building principles. 

This building not only provides classroom space, it also serves as a learning center for approximately 40 students and staff, incorporating the functionality of an institutional building with the needs of a multi-use facility.  This innovative campus was designed, engineered, and built by Bensonwood, a New Hampshire-based company, with a goal of LEED Platinum Certification and Net Zero Electrical Energy Consumption. Members of the Bensonwood team will lead this tour, guiding participants through the campus and the process, and concluding with a presentation and Q&A session.

Campus Features

  • LEED NC 2009 Platinum Certification, Energy Star Certified
  • Photovoltaic arrays offset 100% of Electrical Energy demand
  • Masonry heater and air source heat pumps with fresh air being provided by an energy recovery ventilation system
  • Building shell calculates to R-35 in the walls, R-58 in the roof and R-30 in reclaimed foam insulation under the slab
  • Building air tightness was tested at just below 0.6 ACH50
  • LEED NC 2009- Platinum Certified Energy Star Certified
  • Zero–net  energy consumption: photovoltaic arrays providing 100% offsetting
  • Heated with wood from downed trees onsite
  • 4000 sq.ft. building

Further Reading


12:30 PM Doors open, registration, networking and coffee

1:00 PM

Welcome by NESEA

1:10 PM

Introduction from John Beeman; Project overview with Randall Water

1:45 PM

Guided tour of Burr and Burton Academy Mountain Campus

3:00 PM

Group returns to meeting point

3:45 PM

Reception with light refreshments

4:00 PM

Presentation / Q & A with project team

4:30 PM   

Final remarks, event concludes


2023 Pro Tour Series Sponsors:

Platinum Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

Presenting Sponsor


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