Montessori School of Maui
Maui – Makawao, Hawaii
Riecke Sunnland Kono Architects, Ltd.
About the Project
This award-winning project consists of two new buildings which incorporate environmentally friendly features that won the Silver Certification from the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environment Design) Program with the USGBC (United States Green Building Council).
The entire campus is made up of sustainable living classrooms that integrate with the school’s entire curriculum. Students apply what they learn in Ecology Science Classes and demonstrate sustainable living on-campus through their studies. Buildings and outdoor areas are situated to maximize the use of existing topography working with existing contours and trees. An extensive network of photo-voltaic panels and solar water heating resulted in a net positive energy consumption, along with non-toxic, low-maintenance materials and making use of natural lighting and ventilation this project helps supports the green building initiative.