Jamaica Plain, MA - August 6, 2017
Nurtury, New England's first early education and care agency, had its' Jamaica Plain location, the Nurtury Learning Lab, awarded the prestigious LEED® Green Building certification in April of this year.
The Learning Lab is one of five center-based program locations in Nurtury's footprint, and it serves as Nurtury's flagship center. The Learning Lab incorporates the most creative thinking and evidence-based practices, with the long-term objective of becoming a replicable, national model for delivering early education and comprehensive family services in an urban area.
The Learning Lab was designed by StudioMLA Architects with the intent of achieving LEED® certification. "The LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is the foremost program for buildings, homes and communities that are designed, constructed, maintained, and operated for improved environmental and human health performance." (Source: StudioMLA Architects)
"The development, design, and construction of the Learning Lab at Mildred C. Hailey represents the single most ambitious project in Nurtury's history, and it will make a lasting, positive impact on the urban fabric of this neighborhood," said Wayne Ysaguirre, Nurtury's President & CEO.
The Nurtury Learning Lab spans 22,400 square feet in the Mildred C. Hailey Apartments (formerly Bromley-Heath) and was built to support classrooms and outdoor natural play for 175 infants, toddlers and preschoolers.
USGBC says: "The work of innovative building projects such as Nurtury Learning Lab is a fundamental driving force in transforming the way buildings are built, designed and operated," said Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO, USGBC." (Source: StudioMLA Architects)