The US Green Building New York Upstate Chapter recognized recently LEED certified projects, including Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES which is the first LEED certified public school in NYS. The new $42.1 million, 200,000 sq. ft. facility is LEED Silver, with 20% of its energy coming from renewable sources including two 125 ft. deep geothermal wells. The project diverted more than 95% of its waste, totaling nearly 130 tons, and more than 20% of its construction products were produced regionally. The smart green building includes sophisticated energy monitors to report on real time energy usage to help monitor and manage energy systems.