The Nelson Place Elementary School project was designed and constructed according to the sustainability guidelines of LEED for Schools v4 with the goal of achieving LEED Silver. The building was constructed using low-emitting materials, high efficiency building envelope system, and utilizes an extensive array of rooftop solar panels. Nelson Place achieved LEED v4 Silver and is one of the first LEED v4 certified schools in Massachusetts.
Completed in December 2017, the Nelson Place Elementary School was delivered to the City of Worcester on time and under budget. This 110,000 SF new elementary school was constructed only 55 feet away from the fully occupied school it was built to replace. This project was completed successfully without disruption to the school or surrounding neighborhood. Fontaine worked closely with the City of Worcester, Lamoureux Pagano Associates | Architects and AECOM Tishman to successfully deliver this project and received the 2018 Honorable Mention Award for Excellence in Architecture.