The U.S. Green Building Council – Hawai‘i Chapter presented Punahou’s Omidyar K – 1 Neighborhood with an honorary recognition for achieving platinum certification in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), an internationally recognized green standard developed by the Council. The K – 1 Neighborhood is one of the largest educational complexes in the nation certified LEED platinum.
Entrepreneur Henk Rogers presented the award to Junior School Principal Mike Walker and Director of Annual Giving Doug Rigg ’84 at the USGBC – Hawai‘i Chapter’s second annual Green Gala, held in Kaka‘ako on Aug. 25, 2012
“Punahou School has made a commitment to sustainability, not only as a design element, but curricularly as well,” Walker said. “As we teach our students about their relationship to and impact on this precious planet, the School, through its decision-making, wants to create a learning environment that exemplifies these values.”
Photo courtesy of Honolulu Magazine photographer Ross Hamamura.