The Frank J. Gargiulo Campus is a stunning, 350,000 square foot educational facility set on 20 acres in Secaucus, NJ. The campus serves more than 1,200 students in grades 9-12 in support of the career-prep curriculum of the Hudson County Schools of Technology.
The vocational-technical high school is an icon for sustainability, equipped with wind turbines, geothermal heating, 27,000 square feet of solar panels and 20,000 square feet of green roofs. Beyond theses unrivaled sustainable features, in line with the project-based learning curriculum of the school, a sustainability curriculum was developed surrounding the school’s features. In addition, educational signage throughout the facility, dedicated ecology events throughout the year, a strict commitment to recycling and a green cleaning contract, all contribute to the development of life-long sustainable champions. The project achieved LEED Gold certification.