February 17, 2014

New LeRoy L. Wood Elementary School Receives CHPS Verified Leader Status

FAIRHAVEN, Ma. -- The Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) announced that the LeRoy L. Wood (New Fairhaven) Elementary School is the first school in Massachusetts and only the second in the nation to be recognized as a Verified Leader by the CHPS.

“Compliance with the MA-CHPS Verified program is a significant achievement,” William Orr, Executive Director of CHPS, said. “This distinction demonstrates that the project has undergone a rigorous design and construction process and third-party review to comply with the MA-CHPS Criteria high performance schools rating system.”

In order to receive Verified Leader status, the school project needs to perform well beyond the minimum CHPS eligibility requirements and needs to portray an image of environmental and social responsibility.
CTA Construction was the construction manager for the new elementary school, working jointly with HMFH Architects and Owner’s Manager, Daedalus Projects, Inc. and the Town of Fairhaven. The team has had the pleasure of working on the design and construction of schools that improve the education and health of Massachusetts school children. These high performance schools not only improve occupant health and increase student performance, but also decrease operating costs and increase energy savings.

For more information on CHPS, visit www.chps.net.

About CTA Construction Co., Inc.
CTA Construction Co, Inc., is an award-winning construction management and general contracting firm with a history of excellence in building academic, commercial, residential, civic, retail, and hospitality facilities. Based in Waltham, Massachusetts, CTA Construction's portfolio includes construction projects valued at over $950 million. CTA was the builder for the new Joint Force Headquarters, for the Massachusetts Army National Guard on the Hanscom Air Force Base. The new headquarters has been certified as a LEED Gold building by the USGBC. CTA has also constructed more than thirty other sustainable projects in Massachusetts. The firm is currently building the new West Bridgewater Middle/High School, Park Ave Elementary School in Webster, Dracut Town Hall, and a new senior center in Marlborough.