Sidwell Friends Middle School

 

Conventional | Sustainable

Landscape Performance Benefits

ENVIRONMENTAL

  • Prevents over 317,900 gallons of wastewater from entering the District of Columbia’s overburdened sewer system each year, saving $1,687 in sewer charges.
  • Reduces potable water consumption by an average of 8,500 gallons per month by reusing treated wastewater to flush toilets.
  • Captures 68% of rainfall from a 1-year storm, 9,820 gallons, in the green roof on the middle school addition.
  • Prevented over 100 tons of material from entering landfills by using 8,000 board feet of reclaimed wood and 77.5 tons of reclaimed stone for decking, walls, and stairs.

SOCIAL

  • Promotes environmental awareness with over 10,000 visitors touring the site in its first five years. Over half of these tours were led by 8th grade students.

At a Glance

Designer
Andropogon Associates

Project Type
School/University
Wetland creation/restoration

Former Land Use
Institution

Location
3825 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20016
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Climate Zone
Humid subtropical

Size
1.5 acres

Budget
$4 million

Completion Date
2007