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Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg VT
Champlain Valley Union, a public high school and the largest in Vermont, serves 1275 students from five towns south of Burlington. It was established in 1964, with multiple building additions over the years. In 2004 a major project was undertaken, with 63,000 square feet of new construction and 157,000 sf of renovations. The gym was expanded, and a two-story classroom wing was added, as well as a new cafeteria, a library which infilled a courtyard between two wings of the building, and a wood-chip fired boiler.
The project received a 2006 Award for Innovation in Integrated Design from Efficiency Vermont in its Better Buildings By Design program. In November 2013 the school was awarded ENERGY STAR recognition. This sought-after designation indicates that the school is in the top 25% nationally for energy efficiency, and that it meets stringent standards for health, ventilation, comfort, and lighting quality.