Renaissance Academy gets national display

The Renaissance Academy is getting a new home – well, for a little bit.

The National Building Museum in Washington DC will feature the Renaissance Academy as part of its newest museum exhibition, Green Schools, which is dedicated to the sustainability efforts in American schools.

Renaissance will be one of more than 40 projects highlighted in the exhibit, which will run through Jan. 5, 2014.


Green Schools continues the National Building Museum’s decade-long exploration of meaningful, sustainable practices in all sectors of the built environment,” Chase W. Rynd, executive director of the National Building Museum said in a press release about the new exhibit. “Exploring how schools across the country are incorporating green strategies—balancing the constraints of shrinking budgets with prudent environmental standards—provides us with valuable insight as we look toward constructing the next generation of school buildings.”

Since opening in 2009, Renaissance has received multiple honors for its sustainable design, including the 2012 Best Sustainable Award of Excellence from the Hampton Roads Association of Real Estate Excellence and the 2010 Best Institutional Project from the Virginia Sustainable Building Network.

For more information about the energy-saving measures at Renaissance, and how they benefit the school division, visit


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