The Mount Greylock Regional School this week learned that the $64 million adddition/renovation project at the middle-high school achieved LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
The council's approval of the project's sustainable elements ensures the district 2 percentage points on its reimbursement from the Massachusetts School Building Authority.
That should translate to about $1 million of the total share the state authority will contribute to the project when all is said and done, said and part of the finance working group of the district's School Building Committee.
Hugh Daley, a Williamstown Select Board member pointed out that the $1 million reimbursement in question was factored into the budget for the building project that the district presented to Williamstown and Lanesborough in 2016.
In other words, the certification does not bring "new" savings, but it does help keep the project on budget.
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