"Energy strategies improve learning for children at Rocky Mountain Deaf School", a USGBC.org article, details how The Weidt Group (now part of Willdan), teamed with AndersonMasonDale Architects to incorporate energy-efficient strategies throughout the innovative, high-performance school in Denver and to pursue LEED certification.
"The three most prominent solutions—in-floor radiant heating and cooling, LED lighting and daylighting—are unique because not only do they save energy, but they also serve a distinct and direct benefit to the students themselves." For example, "temperature variance and excess air movement affect hearing-impaired students. The in-floor radiant system minimizes temperature variance and air movement, thus providing a better learning environment for the students." Read the full story at USGBC.org.