October 21, 2016

Francis T. Bresnahan School in Newburyport Honored as a High Performance School

High quality, green elementary school built by CTA Construction named a “Verified Leader” by the Collaborative for High Performance Schools

Waltham, Mass. (October 21, 2016) – CTA Construction announced today that the Francis T. Bresnahan School was honored by the Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS).

CHPS, a nonprofit dedicated to making schools better places to learn, named the Newburyport elementary school a “Verified Leader” – an honor reserved for schools that meet a high level of environmental and social responsibility and that successfully balance environmental benefits with student health and performance.

Among the environmental factors CHPS weighs are indoor air quality standards, energy and water efficiency, renewable technologies, site selection, and materials and innovation.

“CTA was pleased to partner with the City of Newburyport, HMFH Architects and the Owner’s Project Manager, Heery International on this tremendous project, and the end result is an elementary school that has become an ideal place for young students to learn and excel,” said Jeffrey Hazelwood – project executive at CTA Construction. “The Bresnahan School has a variety of green sustainable features that make it a model for other cities and towns. Our firm is honored that this project has been recognized with such a prestigious award.”

CTA Construction completed the $28 million Newburyport elementary school in 2014. The school features efficient lighting, windows, heating and ventilation. It also has water-saving faucets and automated lighting that reduces energy consumption. The Bresnahan School features classrooms, art and music spaces, a gymnasium, media center, cafeteria/kitchen and administrative offices and health offices.

Waltham-based CTA Construction has completed more than 35 high-quality Massachusetts school construction projects since the company was founded in 2000.

About CTA Construction Managers
CTA Construction is an award-winning construction management firm with experience in building public and private facilities. Based in Waltham, Massachusetts, CTA Construction specializes in municipal construction and its portfolio includes a variety of commercial, residential, academic, civic and retail facilities. As a leader in green building, CTA Construction firm helps clients build sustainably and meet LEED Silver or greater and MA-CHPS standards. For more information, visit www.ctaconstruction.com.