WellesleyWeston Magazine

FALL 2012

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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above: The new high school is the greenest building in Wellesley, achieving 36 points on the MA-CHPS scorecard, similar to LEED silver certification below: The 7,000-square-foot green vegetated roof complements the school's sustainability educational curriculum natural light from the windows and skylights with creating spaces conducive to creativity. Caroline Gray, co-founder of the Student Unification Program, appreciates the commu- nity-building elements of the building. "I like that one of the goals of the new school seems to be showcasing students' accomplishments. Though I have never taken part in an art pro- gram at Wellesley High, I take pride in my peers' work; it's exciting to walk by the office and see the face of a friend on the wall dedi- cated to the ' Artist of the Month.'" The WHS community also prides itself on the green aspects of the building that maxi- mize sustainable resources and minimize dependence on purchased power, fuel, and water. A few of these features include daylight and occupancy sensors that adjust artificial light based on the amount of natural light and room activity, a two-well geothermal sys- tem that heats and cools the administrative offices, a 7,000-square-foot green vegetated insulating roof, a 100,000-gallon rainwater 73 fall 2012 | WellesleyWeston Magazine

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