PDF Download: The da Vinci Campus
Location: Dallas, TX
Project: The d Vinci Campus – Vehicle Parking
System Installed: Stone Filled Grasscrete Systems
The da Vinci Campus is a GOLD LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) registered campus and was among the first of its kind to be dedicated solely to early childhood education. The 21,000 square foot campus was designed to operate in harmony with the natural environment, and teaches children about science, as well as environmental responsibility. Featuring many built and natural features visible and apparent to the children, students are able to see the scientific principles of the building at work.
The campus is registered with the United States Green Building Council, (USGBC), for the very purpose of becoming a teaching tool. It is a “building that teaches” in the true sense. The da Vinci Campus shares their building process and lessons learned that are applicable to residential, educational and commercial construction or remodeling. To learn more about the Founding Partners and the unique products brought to the building process visit : http://davincicampus.com/features
The Sustainable Paving Systems, Grasscrete product was chosen for the da Vinci campus’ need for a pervious pavement parking lot. Licensed Contractor, Texas Bomanite was awarded the project and worked with the campus and Cunningham Architects to provide a LEED proven product, Grasscrete – Stone Filled Installation. Grasscrete helps LEED accredited professionals in accruing points toward a LEED certification of a particular building or project. The selection of a Pervious Pavement Grasscrete System is one of the easiest ways to achieve points in the reduction of heat island effect, management of storm water runoff, use of recycled content incorporated in the application process, as well as in the concrete and sub-base, and satisfies the long life span and low maintenance requirements.
Stone Filled Grasscrete Systems are ideal for sustained traffic areas and can be filled with no-fines stone for maximum percolation rates providing a low maintenance option that is both functional and environmentally friendly. Most common uses for Stone Filled Grasscrete installations are vehicle parking, access roads, fire and emergency access and military installations.