"South Queens Middle School has been built to “Green” building standards, and has applied for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification under the CaGBC’s (Canada Green Building Council) LEED for New Construction (NC) 2009. A “Green” building creates less of an impact on the environment. This is achieved with the application of sustainable principles throughout the design, construction and operation phases of the building. The South Queens Middle School has been designed and constructed to higher than normal building standards. While benefitting the environment, this “Green” building is also healthier for the people who learn and work within it."