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Sustainability of AHS rebuild discussed

AHS projectBrucie Moulton of Sustainable Arlington reports that a meeting has been scheduled to discuss sustainable-design features of the rebuilt Arlington High School on Wednesday, March 13, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., in the School Committee Room, sixth floor, AHS. 

"We know there's a lot of concern about the proposed design for the new Arlington High School," she wrote to the Arlington email list. "Sustainable design features improve the long-term functioning of the building, the health and well-being of those who will use it, and the cost of operating it."

Sustainable Arlington is the host for AHS Building Committee members to discuss the project informally and answer your questions. Ryan Katofsky chairs the building committee's Sustainability Subcommittee, and is a longtime Sustainable Arlington member.

The new building design is taking shape, and a townwide vote, set for June 11, is needed before the project can move forward.

He says: "Sustainability is an inherent part of the new building's design and we have set some aggressive goals, among which are to make this building very energy efficient and fossil fuel free. We will also be improving access to the Minuteman Bikeway, improving bicycle parking, adding more solar energy to the site, and preparing for an electric vehicle future." 

Feb. 20, 2019: AHS rebuild committee sends schematic design to state agency

Feb. 6, 2019: Official vote backs cost of rebuilt AHS at $291.4M 
Feb. 1, 2019: Unofficial votes put estimated cost to rebuild AHS at $291.7M
Jan. 30, 2019: AHS Building Committee supports new total cost: $299M
Jan. 26, 2019: AHS rebuild committee supports refined design
Jan. 22, 2018, HMFH full presentation >>
Jan. 19, 2019: Board weighs where to site prekindergarten, district offices in AHS rebuild
Jan. 15, 2019: Second AHS rebuild forum draws estimated 200 -- 25 with questions 
First forum, Nov. 28, 2018: Fears about cost may divide town, but numbers face more scrutiny
Dec. 5, 2018: AHS rebuild committee directs architect to work with tradition
Nov. 24, 2018: AHS rebuild committee reviews 3 new exterior designs, gives go-ahead to memorial effort
Nov. 10, 2018: AHS design discussion turns to interior ideas, and reaction is positive
Sept. 5, 2018: AHS rebuild design raises questions, but process has just begun
Aug. 29: AHS rebuild approved to move on to schematic design stage
June 26, 2018: DESIGN CHOSEN: High school to be rebuilt, not renovated
June 6, 2018: AHS rebuild process moves toward one design by end of June
 Official information about the high school building project  
June 7, ", 2018: THIRD FORUM: 100 tour AHS, look into future; hear flexibility touted
Jan. 12, 2018: 125 attend as public process to launch AHS update underway
Dec. 20, 2017: Could new AHS be built elsewhere in town? 4 sites suggested
Dec. 12,"2017: Designer chosen for revamped Arlington High project
Oct. 4, 2017: 3 finalists chosen to design revamped Arlington High

This news announcement was published Tuesday, March 12, 2019.

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